STERILIZATION

 

Sterilization is a surgery that involves the removal of the gonads (gonadectomy/ ovariohysterectomy) to prevent reproduction in individual pets causing overpopulation, inbreeding and hormone related medical conditions.

 
Light of Life Vet: Cat wearing an ecollar

NO SURGERY IS SIMPLE

Sterilization is a routine surgery, not necessarily an easy surgery. 

 

We encourage sterilization of both male and female pets from the standpoint of effectively controlling pet populations.

 

The best time for sterilizing dogs and cats is around 6 months old. 

 

This eliminates at least 90% possibility of 

the animals producing offspring and other hormone induced /related behavioral problems and diseases.

 

Many animal shelters and humane organizations have long had policies that 

only allow adoption of animals that has been sterilized.

 

SOME MEDICAL BENEFITS

FOR FEMALE PETS 

 

  1. Lower risks of breast, uterine and ovarian diseases and cancers 

  2. Lower risks of womb infection 

  3. Maintain cleanliness to reduce bacteria over population near reproductive organ 

FOR MALE PETS

  1. Lower risks of prostatic, testicular diseases and cancers 

  2. Reduce roaming and marking tendencies 

  3. Reduce aggression and fighting 

 

COMMONLY USED TERMS

NEUTER or CASTRATION or

ORCHIDECTOMY 

Male procedure.

Both testicles are removed surgically.

 

SPAY or OVARIOHYSTERECTOMY

 

Female procedure.

The uterus and ovaries are removed surgically.

E-COLLAR or CONE

 

Elizabethan Collar is a protective barrier worn on an animal, usually a cat or dog, after a surgery or during the recovery period after sustaining an injury. 

 

It is shaped like a truncated cone. It prevents your pet from biting, scratching or licking the surgical or injured sites.

 

HUH?

MYTHS

 

It is inhumane and unnatural to rob the animals of the right to procreate.

THE MEDICAL TRUTH

It is even more inhumane to create pet overpopulation, leading to pet abandonment and resultant stray culling.

It is also inhumane to allow your pet to develop and suffer from an avoidable disease that can be eliminated by a routine surgery.

 

It is the responsibility of every veterinary surgeon in Singapore to share this factual truth.

 

WARNING: 

SECTION BELOW CONTAIN GRAPHIC IMAGES

THAT SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING. 

READERS DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED.

These are some of the endless diseased and cancerous conditions we encountered because the sterilization procedure was delayed or not done at the recommended age.

 

All cases and photos belong and were attended to and by Light of Life Veterinary Clinic.

 Uterus of a female cat  

 engorged with pus. 

 Ulcerated cancer growth

 near the vulva of a female dog. 

 Uterus of a female dog 

 engorged with pus.

 

 Cystic ovary of a

 adult female cat. 

 Breast tissue with hardened nodules

 that suggest the start of mammary cell

 tumour in a female dog. 

 Testicular mass that became putrefied due to severe ulceration

 and inflammation ina male dog. 

 Inguinal testicle of a male dog that has 

 developed into a testicular mass. 

 Morbidly engorged uterus 

 of a female dog. 

 Hardened vulva

 mass in a female dog. 

 Left testicle that 

 had enlarged and hardened. 

 Right testicle of a normal size 

 and texture. 

 Female dog with multiple mammary

 growths due to delayed spay. 

 Same female dog as

 above after total mastectomy. 

 A pus filled uterine horn of a female

 dog that became 

 larger than a 18 cm thumb forcep. 

 Uterus of a female cat 

 engorged in pus. 

 Mushroom like tumours growing 

 out of the vulva of a female 

 dog that was not sterilized. 

 Uterine torsion trapping pus

 causing necrosis within the

 reproductive system 

 of a female cat.  Weight 650g. 

 Giant uterine mass 

 of a female dog. 

 Uterus of a female dog

 engorged in pus. Weight 150g. 

 Pus filled uterus 

 of a one year old female cat. 

 Single side of a uterine horn

 of a female dog that is became

 larger than the surgeon's palm. 

 Pus filled uterus of a small

 female dog that was

 wider than a 16cm surgical scissors. 

 

IGNORANT BELIEFS ARE A FORM OF ABUSE. 

BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

If you are interested to learn more about the sterilization procedure for your pet, you can contact us at 6243 3282 to schedule an appointment.

 

LOCATION

Blk 703 Bedok Reservoir Road 

#01-3508 Singapore 470703

 

CONTACT

Tel: 62433282 

(By Appointment Only)

Email: lightoflifevet@live.com.sg

 

OPERATING HOURS

Afternoon 12pm to 5pm

Evening 8pm to 11pm 

Closed on Tuesdays, Sundays and All Public Holidays

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