NEUTERING OR CASTRATION OF A MALE DOG AT TOA
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.
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