Castration and spaying for your pet, as well as advice on when and why to perform them.
Neutering your pet can prevent some serious health problems and provide you with peace of mind that unwanted pregnancies won’t take you by surprise.
Spaying involves the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries.
It reduces the chance of mammary tumours, and also eliminates the threat of ovarian and uterine cancer, and uterine infections (pyometra).
Spaying will also stop your bitch coming into season, which means no bleeding and no unwanted litters. For a cat, it also means none of the associated behaviours during the season, such as urine marking and vocalisation, which can last for several days every few weeks. Female cats in season also attract uncastrated male cats.
Unwanted pregnancies can risk your pet’s health as well as producing offspring that need homes.
Castration involves the surgical removal of the testicles.
It will prevent testicular tumours and may also reduce the risk of prostatic infections. It also decreases the possibility of perianal tumours and hernias, which are commonly seen in older, unneutered dogs.
In cats, castration will prevent roaming behaviour and reduce territorial marking and fighting.