Bundaberg South Vet Clinic recommends that all pets that are not going to be used for breeding be desexed. Desexing your dog or cat can help prevent many diseases and behavioural problems that may arise. This can be performed as early as six (6) months of age and is a day surgery done here at the clinic where we can monitor them before and after the procedure.
All animals admitted for surgery are put on fluids for the duration of their surgery as part as the cost of the procedure. They are also given a pain relief injection to cover them for 24 hours post surgery.
- Your pet needs to be fasted overnight, with their last meal before 10pm.Then remove all food and do not give any breakfast
- Water can be offered right up to when you bring them in for their surgery
- Take your dog for a walk before arriving to ensure they empty their bladder and bowels
- Desexings are a “Routine Day Surgery”, This means your pet is admitted into hospital before 10am and generally will be discharged between 3pm and 5pm.
- If your pet is particularly dirty we recommend giving them a bath the day before their procedure.
- Your pet maybe sedate for the afternoon, do not worry as this is the last of the anaesthetic wearing off.
- Keep them as quiet as possible for 10 days after surgery
- Your pet maybe slightly nauseous after the procedure so a small meal is recommended that night and normal meals can be resumed from the next morning.
- Keep fresh cool water available at all times
- If sutures have been placed during surgery these will usually be removed free of charge 10 days after surgery. Please make an appointment.
- Do not allow your pet to chew or lick at the surgery site; we recommend purchasing an e-collar to protect the surgery site.
- Keep the sutures dry until removed; this means no swimming or bathing for the 10 days.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us on 07 4152 0009