Mobile pet desexing is a common and important veterinary procedure. At WonderVet, we collaborate with a network of reliable veterinary hospitals in our region to ensure your pet can receive high-quality desexing surgery and other necessary veterinary care.
Desexing your cat carries several benefits, such as preventing unwanted litter, reducing risks for certain types of cancers, avoiding serious health issues, and potentially ameliorating behavioural issues. Intact males can be susceptible to benign prostatic hyperplasia and testicular cancer. Desexing operations are routine veterinary procedures, performed regularly. Our veterinarians are available to discuss the advantages and potential risks specific to your pet.
The optimal time for desexing your pet is dependent on various factors, such as age, breed, species, and size when fully grown. Our veterinary team will work with you to schedule a mobile pet desexing appointment that fits best with your and your pet’s schedule.
After scheduling a day for your pet’s desexing procedure, our team will manage everything else. Depending on your location, your pet’s desexing surgery may be performed in our mobile clinic or at one of our partnering hospitals. You are always welcome to discuss any queries or concerns with your WonderVet veterinarian regarding the procedure.
This is best discussed with your veterinarian, but as a general guideline for small cats, desexing is usually considered appropriate between 6-12 months of age. For larger breeds, it’s typically recommended to wait until 9-18 months of age.
Desexing your male cat reduces his ability to produce testosterone, which can result in positive behavioural changes, such as a decrease in dominant behaviours like marking, humping, and aggression towards other male cats.
Typically, your cat should feel significantly better after the first week and should be back to his usual self after 10 to 14 days. He’ll need to rest and refrain from any physical activity until the end of the 14 days. If your cat does not seem to be recovering well, please contact your veterinarian.
As every cat is unique, this is a question best discussed with your veterinarian. Generally, we recommend resuming leash walks gradually after the first 10 days of healing.
Your cat should recover well after their desexing surgery, and we’ll provide instructions on how to keep them comfortable during the healing process. Some suggestions include providing a quiet place to rest away from other animals, using a cone to prevent licking and biting the incision, and maintaining a calm environment with a low activity level.