Getting Your Pet Neutered

The benefits of neutering are more than just preventing unwanted litters

If you are not planning to breed from your pet, neutering is generally considered the most responsible course of action to take. Aside from preventing unwanted and accidental pregnancy, it can also have several health benefits for your pet.

Neutering your female pet means:-

  • Eliminated risk of unwanted pregnancy
  • Eliminated risk of conditions like ovarian and uterine cancer
  • Reduced risk of mating with siblings
  • Reduced risk of mammary tumours
  • Eliminated risk of coming into season and attracting unwanted attention from males

PupNeutering your male pet means:-

  • Eliminated risk of conditions like testicular cancer
  • Reduced risk of mating with siblings
  • Reduced risk of territorial and mating behaviours like roaming, marking and aggression.

We recommend that cats are neutered from four months of age, dogs are neutered from six months, and rabbits can be neutered from around 4-6 months. Female animals are spayed – removing their uterus and ovaries – and male animals are castrated – removing their testicles.

Neutering is a relatively straightforward surgical procedure, meaning that in most cases your pet can return home to you the same day. Our team will give you full instructions and tips for keeping them comfortable during their recovery, and they should be back to their usual selves within just one or two days.