NOVAVET is a Consultorio and as such we do not have a license to keep animals overnight. Therefore we cannot perform treatments or surgeries that will need overnight stays.
The main surgery performed at NOVAVET are sterilisations but sometimes we do perform others, please talk to your vet if your pet needs another type of surgery if we do not perfom it we will guide you to the best solution/surgeon.
At NOVAVET we strongly recomend sterilization of all dogs and cats as the most effective way to prevent unwanted litters of puppies or kittens. The municipal canil and many animal associations in our area are overwhelmed by the numbers of unwanted dogs and cats. A large percentage of these are litters of puppies or kittens dropped at their door or found by other people in bins. Animal suffering occurs as the large numbers involved make it impossible to find homes or provide a high standard of care for ALL these unwanted animals.
We implore each pet owner to be responsible and control the reproductive behaviour of your pet.
Sterilization has many health benefits such as reducing the risk of mammary cancer and eliminating risk of pyometra (life threatening infection of the uterus (womb) in female cats and dogs. Castration eliminates the risk of testicular tumours and reduces the risk of protastic or anal tumours.
There are greatly varying opinions amongst vets when is the optimum age to perform sterilization or if it is necessary /recommended in all animals. All animals and circumstances are different and in some cases it may not be necessary or advised to sterilise your animal when they are very young, or in some cases (often older animals) to sterilise at all. Please feel free to read about the subject and discuss with your vet during the primary vaccination consults.
At NOVAVET the general guideline for spaying (ovariohysterectomy) or neutering (castration) of your cat is at 4-6 months old. Small breed dogs at 6/7/8 months. Large breed dogs after 12 months (after skeletal maturity ).