At the Veterinary Centre, we regularly spey cats and dogs. We spey rabbits less frequently. Our vets have even speyed guinea pigs and rats. We are now excited to report that last week, for the first time in the Veterinary Centre's history, we speyed a pet pig.
Pigs make wonderful pets that can live long and full lives. Speying female pigs eliminates the significant changes in behaviour that can be seen every three weeks with their hormonal cycle. It also minimises the risk of hormonally driven cancer.
Our pig's procedure required a unique medical and surgical approach. Pigs have a much more winding reproductive tract and a very deep abdomen.
For much loved pigs that need the best of care, the Veterinary Centre will be only too glad to have this surgical opportunity again.