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A routine procedure to keep your pet healthy

Neutering your pet is the responsible choice to prevent unwanted kittens or puppies, but there are also numerous health benefits to the procedure. Neutering is proven to reduce the occurrence of certain types of cancer and other diseases, as well as improving problem behaviour and curbing instances of male urinating. It is a routine procedure, and your pet will recover quickly.

When your pet should be neutered

Both male and female cats are routinely neutered from four months of age.

Rabbits can be neutered from 6 months of age.

Female dogs can be spayed from six months’ old. If they're operated on before reaching 2 years' old, the risk of mammary tumours is significantly reduced. It also eliminates the risk of womb infections (pyometra) and false pregnancies. We do not operate when the bitch is in season as they lose more blood. We ideally wait until 10 weeks after the end of the season.

Getting dogs castrated reduces the roaming instinct and aggression levels. Dogs can be castrated from six months of age.

Many people say neutering made their dog or cat fat. This is untrue, however they do require less to eat after surgery to avoid obesity.

All puppies are invited to a free health check when they reach 6 months of age. This is an ideal time to discuss neutering with the vet.