Desexy Day

Drug Protocol

Desexing is the general term for a Ovariohysterectomy for females (removing the ovaries and uterus) and Orchidectomy for males (removing the testicles).

These surgical procedures are performed under full General Anaesthesia.

Desexy Revolution’s mass clinics at CareVets in Mt. Wellington utilise the very same medications and materials as a normal veterinary clinic. The dogs who attend our Sunday sessions will be pre-medicated with an injection of pain relief and a light sedative. These drugs are called Acepromazine and Morphine.

Next, an intravenous catheter is placed by a vet or a qualified nurse through which we administer the drug Propofol. This will induce anaesthesia within seconds. Animals in need of fluid support will also have sterile fluid administered via this catheter during the procedure.

Anaesthetic is maintained by the gas Isoflurane through an endotracheal tube placed down into the dogs windpipe. This allows for safe and optimum control of the anaesthetic depth.

The surgical procedure is performed using freshly sterilised surgical instruments, sterile disposable gloves, and suture material. This suture is single use dissolvable material to ensure sterility, and closure below the skin leaves no external sutures for removal.

All dogs are given a pain relief injection when they wake, and are sent home with a few more days of pain relief to be given by the owner. (NB. other clinics may administer a longer lasting pain relief injection, so you would not need to administer extra relief at home).

It is important that the dogs are rested for 7-10 days after surgery to ensure no complications arise. Owners are sent home with instructions to check the wound regularly, and to ensure it is not inflamed or uncomfortable, and that the dog is not licking. We also advise all patients to return for a post operative assessment 3-5 days after the procedure (at no cost) to ensure that they are healing well and comfortable with their surgical site.

Jess Beer

VETERINARY ADVISOR

September 8, 2015

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Drug Protocol

September 8, 2015

Desexing is the general term for a Ovariohysterectomy for females (removing the ovaries and uterus) and Orchidectomy for males (removing the testicles)

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Prostate Disease

December 4, 2014

Male dogs who are not neutered are at risk of prostate disease. So what is the Prostate? The prostate is an accessory sex gland

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Operation Day

October 22, 2014

Some people are a bit worried about the operation so I thought I would tell you more about it. It is a very routine operation at all vet clinics

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Pyometra

October 21, 2014

Pyometra is as an infection in the uterus or womb, this is seen in female dogs who have not been speyed. More often in older dogs who have had multiple seasons

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