What is neutering?
Neutering is a simple operation performed by a vet whilst the animal is under general anaesthetic. In male animals, the operation is called ‘castration' and involves removing the testes. In female animals, the operation is called ‘spaying' and involves removing the womb and ovaries. Neutering your pet means that they will no longer be able to reproduce
What are the benefits of neutering my dog?
- It can reduce the chance of developing breast cancer and eliminates the threat of ovarian cancer and internal infections, which are common problems in un-neutered females.
- Neutering your male dog prevents testicular tumours and may help prevent prostate problems.
- Getting your pet neutered reduces the amount of unwanted and stray animals collected by the animal welfare service and other animal welfare organisations.
- It helps reduce the chances of your dog wanting to escape
- It will reduce the amount of unwanted pups that are born each year.