Neutering can have significant preventative health care benefits for pets. We recommend clients to spay non breeding female dogs, cats and rabbits to prevent unwanted pregnancy, womb infections, uterine and ovarian tumours and reduce the risk of mammary tumours.
Neutering male cats helps reduce roaming and breeding related fighting (activities which put entire males at great risk of serious disease or injury).
Male dogs that are not castrated are at risk of developing testicular cancer, prostate abnormalities and other hormonally driven anomalies such as anal adenomas. For some male rabbits neutering can reduce aggressive behaviour.
Male Dog Neutering
What are the benefits of neutering my dog?
Castration prevents the risk of impregnating a female dog and prevents the risk of testicular tumours and prostatic problems. It can drastically reduce hypersexual behaviour, such as mounting/humping and scent marking. Neutering your dog can reduce aggression displays to other male dogs
What age can my male puppy be neutered?
Your dog can be neutered from 6 months old onwards. However, it is recommended for your dog to have reached maturing before the surgery is performed, which could be up to 2 years in larger dogs.
Female Dog Spaying
What are the benefits of pet spaying for my dog?
Spaying female dogs prevent the risk of unwanted pregnancy and phantom pregnancies and prevents risk associated with mammary tumour and uterus infections
What is the recovery time after female dog spaying?
As the operation is more complex, at least 2 weeks of rest and recovery time is required for females. This can vary between different breeds. We will give you detailed instructions on how best to care for your dog including pain relief and a check-up appointment.
What are the benefits of neutering my cat?
Castration prevents the risk of impregnating a female cat. It can also lower the risk of Feline immunodeficiency virus (cat AIDS) and Feline leukaemia virus. Neutering prevents the risk of testicular tumours and prostatic problems
Furthermore, neutering can reduce the tendency to roam in search of a mate and reduce the spraying of urine and territorial behaviours. It can also reduce the risk of disease through fighting e.g. cat bite abscesses.
What age can my kitten be neutered?
Kittens become sexually mature at a very young age, so it is usually recommended male cats are neutered from 4 months onwards. However, if you adopt or rescue an older cat the surgery can be performed in adulthood.
Female Cat Spaying
What are the benefits of spaying my cat?
Spaying female cats prevents the risk of unwanted pregnancy and phantom pregnancies as well as preventing risk associated with mammary tumour and uterus infections.