Neuterings are routine operations for males and females which we recommend doing if you are not planning to breed from your pet.
In males both testicles are surgically removed. This procedure will help reduce and eliminate his risk for prostate and testicular cancer respectively.It also reduces undesirable and embarrassing behaviour such as roaming, fighting, mounting, and spraying.
Please contact us if you need more information on this, or if you are struggling to make this decision we can discuss your concerns.
In females the uterus and ovaries are surgically removed, although the latter can now be done by rigid endoscopy.
By doing this procedure you will prevent bacterial infections of the urinary tract, and the genital tract, the latter infection called a pyometra, the cure for which is removal of the uterus and can be a life threatening condition. You are also significantly lowering the risk of mammary tumours developing.
Your pet will not come in heat, (which occurs for 3 weeks every 6 months in dogs, and every 3 weeks for a few days from February to October in cats) therefore avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in dogs, and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats.
Neutering cats will also help reduce the continuous overpopulation that exist in this country, it will stop entire males “camping” nearby, and makes cats less aggressive.
A full general anaesthetic is required to do this, and your pet is admitted fasting in the morning and goes home in the evening with pain medication and a collar to prevent licking.
We recommend this be done from 6 months of age.
Recommended Ages For Neutering
Dogs: Small & Medium Breeds ( up to 25kg ) between 5-6 months old, before thier first season, Large Breeds ( 25kg-50kg ) between 9-12 months old, after their first season and Giant Breeds (50kg+) 1 year old, after their first heat season.
Cats: Neutering can be done from 3 months, we only recommend this if there is a significant risk of unwanted litters (ie) feral (wild) / stray cats that may reproduce. Otherwise we would advise to neuter cats between 5-6 months old.
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