Neutering Dogs

Male - from 6 months of age

Female - before her 1st season (4-6 months of age) or 3 months after any season

We do not advise spaying in the first 2-3 months after a season as many dogs get false pregnancies and produce milk during this period

 

Castrating Male Dogs

Castration is the removal of the testicles to prevent your pet from mating and fathering puppies - it is not reversible! Many un-castrated dogs cause problems by being overly dominant or aggressive and may have a tendency to wander or be a nuisance to neighbours.

 

Spaying Female Dogs

A spay is an operation performed under general anaesthetic to remove the uterus (womb) and the ovaries - this is also known as an ovarian hysterectomy. Many older bitches can develop a uterine infection called pyometra. The uterus becomes infected and releases toxins into the body which can damage the kidneys and other organs. The infection can only be successfully treated by hysterectomy.

 

The Procedure

Like any operation, there is a very small risk with a general anaesthetic - the vet will discuss this with you before you make any decisions. Some dogs may gain weight after being neutered, this is easily controlled with diet management. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to ask a member of the team; you can even book an appointment to discuss the operation further.