Neutering doesn’t just prevent your pet from having litters, it can prevent other conditions too
If you are not planning to breed from your pet, neutering is often considered the most responsible course of action to take. Aside from preventing your pet from reproducing, it can also reduce unwanted hormonal behaviour and even inhibit certain cancers and health conditions.
Neutering involves the removal of an animal’s sexual organs: for male animals this is known as a castration, and for female animals it is called an ovario-hysterectomy or spay. Castration is a relatively straightforward surgical procedure; in most cases your pet can be back home and recovering with you by the end of the day. However, because a spay operation involves abdominal surgery we normally keep your pet under observation overnight after this operation.
The benefits of neutering a male animal are:
- Reduced hormonal behaviour such as aggression, roaming and spraying
- Prevention of testicular tumours
The benefits of neutering a female animal are:
- No longer attracting unwanted attention from males during seasons
- Prevention of ovarian and uterine cancers
We routinely neuter cats, dogs and rabbits but can also operate on ferrets, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Please call and speak to a member of our team about your pet if you are considering this procedure, as different animals may have different aspects of care to be aware of after their operation.
For more information about the neutering procedure, and the benefits it may have for your pet, please call us on 01474 534891.
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