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Neutering

Cats

'The Cat Group' - a collection of professional organisations dedicated to feline welfare including the Feline Advisory Bureau, RSPCA, Blue Cross, PDSA, ISFM and BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) advises neutering for all male and female cats. This reduces the risk of unwanted pregnancy and disease. We routinely neuter cats at around 6 months of age.

In females the uterus and ovaries are removed and in males both testicles are removed. In both sexes neutering only requires small incisions.

Dogs

Female dogs should usually be speyed 2-3 months after the end of their first season (which could be anywhere from 6 - 18 months of age depending on the breed and individual).

Male dogs will normally be castrated at around 9-12 months of age but again it depends on the individual - please ask us for advice.

As for cats, the uterus and ovaries are removed in females and both testicles are removed in males. In both sexes neutering only requires small incisions.

Rabbits

Neutering rabbits has many health and social benefits. Rabbits are social animals and should not be on their own and neutering will allow rabbits to live together more happily and without the risk of pregnancy. Neutering also protects female rabbits from common problems such as uterine cancer.

We recommend neutering male rabbits from 4-5 months of age.

As for dogs and cats, the uterus and ovaries are removed in females and both testicles are removed in males. In both sexes neutering only requires small incisions.

Please contact us on 01509 212437 for specific advice relating to the neutering of your pet.