Neutering cats and dogs to prevent unwanted behaviour and a plethora of diseases.
We recommend neutering from:
6 months of age for a small dog
12 months for a medium dog
18 months for a large breed dog
FEMALES – If your bitch has started having seasons the procedure is to be carried out at least 6 – 8 weeks post season. The advantages of neutering are that it prevents urine marking, infection of the womb (pyometra) and reduces the risk of mammary cancer.
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is available for your bitch if she is over 15kg it allows surgery to be performed through several very small wounds instead of a single large wound. This is less painful compared to traditional surgical neutering and allows return to normal activity approximately 48 hours following surgery.
MALES – The advantages of castration are that it can help reduce aggressive behaviour, reduces urine marking, removes the risk of testicular tumours, reduces the risk of some prostatic disease, reduces the risk of perineal hernias and some anal tumours.
When your dog is neutered it involves them coming in as a day patient. They have a general anaesthetic for the procedure and will usually go home the same day.