bitch spey

De-sexing your canine companion is performed in our modern theatres using the latest technologies. All our surgical patients receive opiate (morphine-based) pain control while at the clinic and painkillers to take home.

All surgery requires a full clinical examination and blood tests are recommended. Your pets will be carefully monitored during the procedure with devices that measure heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

Neutering a dog

This is a simple low-risk procedure for the purposes of canine population control, medical health benefit, genetic-disease control and behavioural modification. There are many behavioural and medical advantages to castration:

  • Decreased aggression towards other male dogs
  • Increased attention-they will not be distracted by the pheromonal stimuli
  • Testicular tumours and some forms of anal cancers are prevented by neutering
  • Decreased roaming
  • Fewer hernias and difficulty defecating and urinating.

Neutering involves a day in the clinic then 4-5 days of rest.

Speying a bitch

This is a more involved surgery but has many benefits. Speying before their first heat offers the best protection. Speying involves one day in the clinic then 2 weeks rest. We cannot spey dogs in heat and must wait until 3 weeks after the heat is finished. It is important to prevent weight gain after speying by feeding a neutered diet.

Advantages include:

  • Prevention of uterine infections and breast tumours
  • Prevention of heat periods and the mounting of inanimate objects
  • Will not encourage unneutered male dogs with her pheromones.

We provide follow up care and check wounds around 5 days after surgery.

Follow the story of Fletcher the black labrador’s neutering surgery at Franklin Vets