Once your cat or dog reaches 6 months of age and you're not planning on breeding them, it's a good idea to consider neutering. When a female is spayed, she won't experience heat cycles anymore. And as for males, they won't be out and about looking for a mate. Less drama all round.
There are many medical benefits to neutering. Females are less prone to breast cancer. Infection and cancer in the womb and ovaries is prevented. Neutered male dogs are less likely to get prostate problems and some tumors on their bum.
Benefits of neutering
Males are less likely to get prostate infection, testicular cancer or other common tumours or related life-threatening illnesses.
Females are less prone to breast cancer and infection and cancer in the womb and ovaries is prevented.
Avoids unwanted pregnancies in pets.
On average pets who are neutered live one to two years longer than those who are not.
Helps make animals less aggressive.
What is neutering
Don't worry, neutering or “spaying” in females and “castration” in males doesn't change your pet's personality or energy. Your pet will be admitted to hospital in the morning and will go home that evening. Modern anesthetics and pain relief ensure minimal risk and discomfort. They will have a few stitches that will be removed after 10 days. Your pets may also need to wear a lampshade collar or a bodysuit to ensure a speedy recovery. We're here to support you every step of the way, so contact us if you’ve any concerns. Please click here to learn more about surgery.
What is castration?
Castration is the surgical procedure of removing the male dog's testicles so he can't reproduce. It is a simple procedure and your pet will be ready to go home after a few hours. We recommend neutering a male dog form 6 months of age. In general, the earlier the male dog is neutered the more beneficial to health and behaviour.
What is spaying?
Spaying is the procedure of removing the womb and the ovaries to prevent the female dog from coming into heat and getting pregnant. Female dogs will have a wound on their belly after the surgery and they will need to wear a lampshade collar for 10-14 days. We send them home with medication and the recovery time is about two weeks.