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01631 562876

Neutering

If you would like to neuter your pet, please call the surgery on 01631 562876 and our reception team will happily book the appointment for you and provide all the information you need. 

Your pet will be dropped off first thing on the day of their operation and can go home later on that afternoon. At this time a nurse will discharge your pet and provide comprehensive post-operative guidance. We will also book any follow-up appointments, if required. 

Advantages of Neutering 

Male Dogs

  • Prevents testicular cancer
  • Prevents breeding
  • Considerably reduces the risk of prostate disease including prostate cancer
  • If carried out when young can modify hormone related behaviours such as aggression, mounting, marking or roaming
  • We advise neutering from six months of age, following a full health check. 

Female dogs

  • Prevents breeding and unwanted puppies
  • Prevents false pregnancies
  • Prevents cancer of the uterus and ovaries
  • If spaying is carried out before or after the first season the risk of mammary cancer in later life is much reduced
  • Prevents pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection) in later life
  • Removes the inconvenience of seasons with bleeding and unwelcome attention from male dogs
  • We advise neutering three months after the first season, following a full health check.

Male cats

  • Prevents testicular cancer
  • Prevents breeding
  • Prevents unwanted breeding-related behaviours such as straying, fighting and urine spraying
  • Fewer fights reduces the risk of contracting infectious diseases
  • We advise neutering tom cats from around 6 months of age, following a full health check.

Female cats

  • Prevents breeding and unwanted kittens
  • Reduces the risk of mammary cancer
  • Prevents behaviour changes associated with seasons
  • Prevents pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection) in later life
  • Prevents the risk of cancer of the uterus and ovaries
  • We advise neutering female cats from around 5 to 6 months of age, following a full health check.

Male rabbits

  • Prevents breeding
  • Prevents testicular cancer
  • Reduces unwanted behaviours such as urine spraying and aggression
  • We advise neutering buck rabbits from around 6 months of age.

Female rabbits

  • Prevents breeding and unwanted litters
  • Prevents false pregnancies
  • Reduces unwanted behaviours such as urine spraying and aggression
  • Prevents pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection)
  • Prevents cancer of the uterus and ovaries
  • We advise neutering does from around 6 months of age.

If your pet is not a species listed above, and you would like to find out more about neutering, please contact the surgery on 01631 562876.