To begin with, let’s understand the concepts of “castration” and ” sterilization”.
Sterilization is the ligation of the spermatic cords in males and the fallopian tubes in females. This procedure does not remove sexual desire in males and does not stop the onset of heat in females. With this procedure, the dog or cat remains with all sexual instincts, desires and the possibility of mating. But, it cannot reproduce offspring. That is, females will have estrus, cats will fight for females and mark the territory, the male dogs will run away to weddings and “go crazy” at the smell of heifer bitches.
- Sterilization does not solve behavioral problems of a cat or dog related to sexual desires (disadv. )
- Does not reduce the risk of diseases of the reproductive system (inflammation of the uterus, ovarian tumors, neoplasms of milk bags in females, in males – tumors and inflammation of the testes, prostatitis) ( disadv.)
- The only advantage is that animals do not gain excess weight ( although such can be fattened
to excess weight)
Castration is the removal of reproductive organs. Surgery procedures, in males removal of testes, in females removal of uterus and ovaries (hysterovariectomy) or removal of ovaries only (hysterectomy). After such a procedure, females do not have estrus, males become less aggressive towards other males, cats do not go for a walk so far in search of a girlfriend for mating, do not mark the territory and do not yell to attract females.
Conclusion: Castration solves all behavioral problems related to sexual desires. There is no risk of diseases of the reproductive system (there will be no diseases of the uterus and ovaries in females, testes and prostate in males). Significantly reduces the risk of neoplasms of milk bags in females. And these are all advantages. Also, the quality and density of wool improves in most animals.
Disadvantage – a calm and measured life and a good appetite lead to weight gain.
Another possible disadvantage and side effect in bitches is urinary incontinence (which can be controlled with the help of specific drugs)
A lot of owners confuse these names and apply the concept of “castration” to males and “sterilization” to females. This has been the case for a long time and it is impossible to eradicate it from everyday life. When signing up for an operation, please specify what sex your animal is in order to avoid misunderstandings.
In our clinic haabersti loomakliinik In Tallinn, we perform operations only for the removal of reproductive organs (Castration ) of males and females.
For sedation, our clinic uses multimodal anesthesia. This means that a minimum number of various drugs for anesthesia and sleep are used, which in total give minimal short-term sedation with good anesthesia. For example the operation to remove the testicles of a cat takes 7-15 minutes, the operation to remove the ovaries and uterus of a cat takes 15-20 minutes. The time required for surgical intervention depends on the size of the dog.
After the surgical intervention, patients remain in the clinic until they completely get out of anesthesia. After the animal is fully awake and ready to go home, the registrar contacts the owners, and the owners can come for their pet.
After surgery, our patients should NOT wear collars or blankets. All surgical sutures are subcutaneous and do not require additional protective measures. Also, each patient (except cats) is given medications for postoperative anesthesia to feel as comfortable as possible in the postsurgical period.
After the operation, we can always additionally carry out the necessary procedures while the animal is under anesthesia – for example chip installation, nail clipping, ear cleaning, tartar scaling, orthopedics, etc. – ask about all the possibilities in advance.
You can see the prices for the services in the price list below
You can always ask your questions by email or via the clinic’s FB page.
|Castration of the cat||100.-|
So, looks like a cat stitch after an operation