Desexing operations at the clinic are performed under general anaesthetic, using a sterile technique. Pain relief is always given.
Desexing Male Cats:
Desexing Male Cats:
The procedure involves removing the testicles through one small incision in the scrotum. There are no external stitches and recovery time is very fast. Occasionally, one or both the testicles are retained in the cat’s abdomen and do not appear under the cat’s tail as normal. In this case, the veterinarian has to perform a much more complicated operation to retrieve the testicles. If they are left in the abdomen they can become cancerous.
Once your cat is neutered, he will:
Desexing Female Cats:
When desexing cats, Dr Chris will make as small an incision as possible in order to reduce recovery time and infection. He removes the ovaries and uterus and sutures everything closed using hidden stitching so your cat can’t pull all of its stitches out.
Unspayed female cats regularly get pregnant and can produce litters of 3-5 kittens, two to three times per year.
Once your cat is spayed she:
Desexing Male Dogs:
The desexing procedure for male dogs is similar but this is a bigger surgery that requires asepsis and suture techniques to prevent post op bleeding and infection. Stitches are under the skin so hidden so your dog doesnt chew the sutures out
Once your dog is neutered he will:
Desexing Female Dogs:
The desexing procedure for female dogs is nearly identical , just on a bigger scale , to the procedure for desexing female cats.
Once your dog is spayed she:
All rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, etc. can be desexed to reduce aggression and prevent population explosions, as well as preventing mammary cancer and uterine complications.
Rabbits get uterine cancer at 3-5 years of age so should be desexed
Female rats just about all get Mammary cancer at 2 years of age if not sexed
If you have an Emergency with your pet during our closed hours please see below for a list Emergency clinics in Auckland.
Please do not go to the emergency clinic if it is not urgent/life threatening. ( Runny eyes/nose , coughing , limping , itching & etc can wait until the morning to be seen by your day vet )
If you are very worried or unsure if you are dealing with an emergency about your pet after clinic hours and you are a client with us you can reach Dr Chris on his emergency phone until 10pm or again from 7am.
- Dr Chris Laurenson - 027 544 4427
Animal Referral Centre - ( 09 281 5815 ) - 8 Hereford St , Freemans Bay & 224 Albany Highway, Schnapper Rock, Auckland.
Western After Hours Emergency Vet Clinic - ( 09 820 7273 ) - 2/348 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland.
Animal Emergency West Auckland – (09 849 2121) – 1/133 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.
Animal Emergency Sylvia Park – (09 849 2121) – 1 Te Apunga Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland
North Shore Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care - ( 09 443 5640 ) - 96b Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland.
Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic - ( 09 277 8383 ) - 15 Jack Conway Avenue, Manukau City Centre, Auckland.