What does a desexing procedure involve?

When your pet arrives on the day of their desexing procedure, they will be checked externally for any signs of illness. This helps to ensure they are fit and well enough for the procedure. A preanaesthetic blood test is recommended before surgery commences. This test determines that your pet’s liver and kidneys are functioning as they should be. This test is absolutely vital in pets over 5-7 years of age. After the necessary testing has been performed, your pet will be given a pre-medication. This will make them a little drowsy and will provide the necessary relaxation required before an initial dose of general anaesthetic is given. The pre-medication includes a pain relief agent which tak

Desexing your Pet

As well as preventing accidental or unplanned litters, there are many health and behavioural benefits that come with desexing. * Desexed animals are generally less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males. * Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being in a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car. * In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy. When can I desex my pet? We recommend cats and dogs be desexed from 5-6 months of age Benefits of desexing your pet * Sig

What happens during a dental procedure?

People regularly visit the dentist for their own dental health checks and will happily sit in the chair, keep our mouths open and not bite the dentist. Even the most well behaved pet will not comply so easily. It is impossible to properly clean and examine your pet’s teeth without having them under anaesthesia and safely intubated to protect their lungs from inhaling stray calculus and bacteria during the procedure. When our vets clean your pet’s teeth - * Your pet is anaesthetised and an endotracheal tube is placed to ensure no plaque, bacteria or fluid can go down into your pet's lungs. * Your pet is continually monitored by the vet and dental nurse throughout the whole procedure. * Every

"Flip the lip"

😁 SMILE 😁 Our Veterinarians love looking at your pet’s teeth. Have you “flipped the lip” to see the condition of your pet’s teeth? Book your pet in for your *FREE* Dental check up. Book a dental procedure in August and you could *WIN* a fantastic prize for you and your pet! Signs that your pet may be suffering from periodontal disease * Bad Breath (leading sign of infection in the mouth) * Tooth discolouration * Tooth loss * Red or swollen gums * Bleeding gums * Difficulty eating * Behavioural changes People need regular dental check up and our pets do too! Did you know that 80% of pets over age 3 have dental disease needing treatment to relieve infection and pain - Ouch! Call 3208

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