Desexing Quiz: How Well Do You Understand It?


Do you know your facts when it comes to desexing?

How well do you know your stuff? If you’re not sure, have a read of our articles on desexing to find the answer! (Or you can cheat, and find the short answer at the bottom!)

1) True or false? Desexing can help prevent behavioural problems.

2) What is the name of the uterine infection that females who are not desexed are at risk of getting?

3) Which of the follow does HPVH do when your pet comes to see us for desexing?

  1. A full examination, including checking their teeth for periodontal disease and their joints
  2. Have them on a drip line during their anaesthetic to ensure they are getting enough blood to their organs.
  3. Provide pain relief so that they are comfortable while they heal from the surgery
  4. Look after your pet for the day in as gentle and caring a manner as if they were our own
  5. All of the above

4) True or false? HPVH doesn’t just desex dogs and cats, we can desex pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.

5) What percentage of female rabbits that have not been desexed and are over 3 years of age get uterine (womb) cancer?

  1. 10%
  2. 30%
  3. 60%
  4. 100%

6) What is the best age to get your pet desexed at?

  1. By 3 weeks old
  2. Before 6 months old
  3. By 3 years old
  4. Once they’ve finished growing






  1. True
  2. Pyometra
  3. E
  4. True
  5. C
  6. B
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Desexing: What Happens on the Day?

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