Desexing

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Moorabbin Veterinary Hospital’s extremely experienced team performs cat and dog desexing under the highest safety conditions. We specialise in same-day desexing, so your pet doesn’t need to stay overnight and the whole procedure as straightforward as possible.

To book your cat or dog’s desexing, call us or fill out our contact form.

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Why is desexing important?

Moorabbin Vet Hospital strongly encourages all owners to have their pets desexed, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, to avoid medical problems, and mitigate council fees. A number of city councils across the state, including Bayside and Kingston, have also introduced mandatory desexing for all newly registered cats.

As well as reducing risk of unwanted pregnancies, desexing can make positive changes to your pet’s behaviour. It can drastically reduce undesired behavioural traits, such as frequent urination by male dogs and urine spraying by cats. Desexing can also reduce the likelihood of roaming or runaway-tendencies, which has the flow on effect of making your pet less likely to get into fights or get hit by a car.

As stated above, desexing also has important medical benefits, including decreased risk of medical conditions such as:

  • Mammary tumours
  • Testicular tumours
  • Pyometra
  • Prostate disease
  • Urinary tract infection

When should my pet get desexed?

Desexing is best performed when your pet is 6 months old, at which point your pet will be ready to handle the anaesthetic. It also has major health benefits for your pet if done before their first litter.

To book the desexing of your pet, book your appointment here, or get in touch with the team at Moorabbin Veterinary Hospital by calling 03 9555 4808.


What should I do before having my pet desexed?

Make sure your pet doesn’t have any breakfast the morning of the procedure, so they come in with an empty stomach.

What happens after my pet is desexed?

MVH ensures that every desexing procedure is as stress-free as possible. During the procedure, our highly trained nurses administer intravenous fluids to ensure your pet is well hydrated and we carefully monitor your pet throughout. We also administer pain relief medication that lasts until long after the operation to keep your pet nice and comfortable.

The same afternoon, they are walked, fed, (and usually cuddled), all before you come to pick them up. Your pet needs to rest for the next 7-10 days (no walks) and the stitches need to be removed 12 days after the surgery (note that this is covered within the surgery cost).


How do I organise my pet’s desexing procedure?

To organise your pet’s desexing procedure, just get in touch with the team at Moorabbin Veterinary Clinic by giving our friendly staff a call on 03 9555 4808 or filling out our contact form.

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