Desexing, also known as surgical sterilization, is a surgical procedure performed on your cat or dog so that they are unable to reproduce. You may have heard it referred to as “castration, neutering” or “spaying” in the case of males and females respectively.
However, the procedure is not as complicated as it sounds. A trained and certified vet performs the simple surgery under anaesthesia. During the operation, the reproductive organs are removed, and the incision is sutured. They will experience minimal discomfort. With the appropriate pain management, most pets rebound very quickly and are back to their energetic selves in no time. Your dog will also still be as protective over you and its home as always.
There is strong advocacy for surgical sterilization as it is also a highly effective public policy intervention. It is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted and stray animals that are typically at a high risk of being exposed to a tough life, being euthanized or becoming the victim of a motor vehicle accident or fatal fight.