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Spaying and Neutering

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Spaying and neutering are common surgical procedures that offer many benefits for your pet’s health and behaviour. Our experienced veterinary team is here to provide all the information you need about spaying and neutering, to answer your questions and to deliver the best quality service for your pet.

What is spaying and neutering and what does it involve?

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that prevent pets from reproducing. For females, spaying involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries. For males, neutering means removing the testicles. This safe and routine procedure is done under general anesthetic.

What are the benefits of spaying and neutering for pets?

Being spayed or neutered has many benefits for pets. For females, it reduces the risk of developing uterine infections and certain types of cancer. For males, it can help to prevent certain ailments, such as testicular tumours. Spaying and neutering can also reduce some undesirable behaviours, such as roaming, aggression and territory marking.

At what age should my pet be spayed or neutered?

The recommended age for spaying or neutering depends on your pet’s species and breed. In general, spaying and neutering dogs and cats is recommended before they reach sexual maturity: between five and ten months. However, your vet can advise you more precisely based on your pet’s size, breed, sex and overall health. Discuss this with your vet at your next visit. 

Can spaying or neutering affect my pet’s behaviour?

Yes, spaying or neutering can have a positive effect on your pet’s behaviour. For many pets, this can reduce behaviours associated with reproduction, such as territorial aggression and roaming. But rest assured—it won’t change your pet’s fundamental personality!

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