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Date:   11 June, 2009     
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters & rabbits
 

SURGERY HOURS: 
*10 a.m - 5 p.m (Mon - Sun, except Sat). Dr Sing Kong Yuen. By Appointment Only.

*6 p.m - 10 p.m (Mon - Fri). 10am - 5pm (Sat). Dr Jason Teo. House-calls available.

Appointment preferred.
Tel: 6254-3326, 9668-6469
EMERGENCY AFTER MIDNIGHT
11 p.m to 6 a.m
Dr Jason Teo
Tel:
9853-1315,
9668-6469, 6254-3326
judy@toapayohvets.com
Fax: +65 6256 0501

DOG NEUTER PROCEDURES

INFORMATION FOR PET OWNERS

NEUTERING OR CASTRATION OF A MALE DOG AT TOA PAYOH VETS

WHAT TO EXPECT. 
The veterinarian removes the two testicles of the male dog.  This is called neutering or castration. The operation in females is called spay - the ovaries and uterus are removed. Spay is a major surgery.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE. 
Make appointment 6254-3326, 9668-6469 for surgery.  The dog must be healthy and not obese (if possible).  He is active and has an excellent appetite.  Dogs and cats should have their last vaccination less than 12 months ago.   Bathe the pet the night before and wash his private parts and lower abdomen thoroughly.  Bring the pet to the surgery at 9 a.m.

FOR DOGS.  Don't give food and water after 8 p.m the day before the surgery and in the morning of the surgery date. Make sure the dog has passed motion and urine.  He has no ticks or skin diseases. Bring the dog into the surgery at around 9 a.m. after making the appointment the day before.

WHAT TO DO DURING. 
The dog is given a tranquiliser and a general anaesthesia using gas. The skin in the midline, above the scrotum is incised. The testicles are removed from the scrotum or under the skin (if undescended).

Antibiotic powder is sprinkled on the wound. A water-proof plaster covers the wound to prevent licking.

An Elizabeth collar may be provided for  dogs. 

WHAT TO DO AFTER. 
FOR DOGS.  The owner takes the dog home at around 5 p.m. Make sure that the dog does not jump and run around for the next 7 - 14 days. Check the wound daily for signs of itchiness or infection. Replace the plaster on day 3 if necessary. If not, remove the plaster on day 7. 

The stitches on the skin will dissolve after 14 - 30 days. There is no need to return to the surgery for stitch removal. Consult the vet promptly if the dog is not eating or active or he keeps licking the wound from day 3. The phone number is 9668-6469.
 

 
 
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