How long is the recovery time?
Recovery time for males is shorter than females. In general, for female pets, we recommend a minimum of 10 days of rest and males, at least 7 days. This will depend on several different factors. We include regular post-operative checks with our desexing procedures so our team will be able to make specific recommendations based on your pet’s individual progress.
Will desexing affect my pet’s personality?
Your pet will retain their pre-desexing personality with the possible bonus of being calmer and less boisterous.
Will desexing cause my pet to become fat?
Your pet’s metabolism may slow down due to hormonal changes after desexing. However, this is easily managed by adjusting the diet (usually 10-20% less calories) and ensuring adequate exercise. These is no reason a desexed pet cannot be maintained at a normal weight.
Should my female have one litter first?
No – there are actually no health benefits to having a litter. In fact, her risk of developing breast cancers later in life is correlated with going through heat cycles.