Neutering is the general term we use for our pets, it is the removal of an animals’ reproductive organs to prevent breeding, as well as other health benefits.
For Males we use the term ‘Castration’ also known as ‘the snip’ – this is where we surgically remove both testicles.
For Females we use the term ‘Spaying’ – this is where we surgically remove the ovaries and the uterus.
We always recommend that you neuter your pet unless you are planning to breed or show them.
Neutering has many health advantages.
- Your pet will no longer have seasons, so you will not have to worry about exercising or letting your pet out.
- There will be no unwanted pregnancies.
- Your pet will not have phantom pregnancies.
- You will completely prevent them from having a Pyometra, a life threatening uterine infection.
- You will reduce the chance of your pet having mammary tumours in later life, the earlier the Spay is done the less the chance of the tumours.
- Your pet will not be interested in girls in season, preventing them from running off or becoming ill.
- Your pet will have no testosterone in their system so are less likely to have behavioural problems(depending on how early the procedure is done).
- You will prevent any unwanted litters.
- You will prevent them from getting testicular tumours.
- You can reduce the chance of prostate problems in later life.