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  • Neutering puppies and kittens
  • Neutering puppies and kittens
  • Neutering puppies and kittens
  • Neutering puppies and kittens

Did you know...neutering can have significant healthcare benefits for your pet? Here are just a few of the benefits…

Kittens

It is usual for male kittens to be castrated from around four months of age before they start developing habits such as urine marking around the house. Female kittens come in to heat every three weeks and become pregnant very easily. Therefore, we advise spaying from around four months of age.

Puppies

We usually recommend female dogs are spayed before their first season at six months of age, except for certain larger breeds; in which case we recommend before their second season. As well as preventing unwanted pregnancies, early spaying has been proven to result in a huge reduction in the occurrence of mammary tumours in older female dogs. It also prevents life-threatening uterus infections. This protection is dramatically reduced after the second season.

We usually start talking about castration for male dogs from six months of age, before they start to develop male traits, such as roaming and urine marking. This also reduces the risk of developing prostate problems, anal tumours and testicular cancer. Also, by having them castrated at a young age, this may reduce the risk of them being stolen for breeding.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with us. We’ll talk through the options and discuss what’s best for your pet, considering their age and breed.

You may also be interested to know that as part of our Pet Health for Life Plan, there’s up to 30% off on neutering included. Click here to find out more.

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We have 5 surgery locations throughout the West Midlands region - see below for more detail.

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Why Choose Blacks Vets?

  • Your local Accredited Veterinary Hospital service providing 24/7 365 care and out of hours service – staffed by our own vets & nurses, we NEVER outsource emergency care.

  • 16 highly qualified vets. We have Certificate holders with Advanced Veterinary Practitioner status in small animal surgery, cardiology, internal medicine and dermatology. Knowledge to deal with difficult cases & 2nd opinions.

  • Voted Best UK Vet and Practice of The Year.

  • Local branches at Dudley, Oldbury, Sedgley, Quinton and Lye (Stourbridge).

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What Our Clients Say

  • "The best decision we ever made"

    We were originally a member of the Quinton branch but we moved to Great Barr and transferred away from Blacks. That was a massive mistake. Having tried 3 vets local to us we could not find anything even remotely close to Blacks in terms of ease of use, professionalism, care for our pets and customer service. Rejoining Blacks Oldbury was the best decision we've ever made and we've never looked back. We especially like how Blacks sort out insurance and check in with you in advance of your appointment as a reminder. They also really seem to love animals here so it isn't just a job to them. We recommend it to everyone.

    Hollie Chilton
  • "The best decision we ever made"

    We were originally a member of the Quinton branch but we moved to Great Barr and transferred away from Blacks. That was a massive mistake. Having tried 3 vets local to us we could not find anything even remotely close to Blacks in terms of ease of use, professionalism, care for our pets and customer service. Rejoining Blacks Oldbury was the best decision we've ever made and we've never looked back. We especially like how Blacks sort out insurance and check in with you in advance of your appointment as a reminder. They also really seem to love animals here so it isn't just a job to them. We recommend it to everyone.

    Hollie Chilton

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