Rescue centres across the country are over-flowing with the results of unwanted pregnancies.
By neutering your dog, not only are you helping to reduce the number of unwanted animals and the spread of diseases but, neutering can also sometimes help with unwanted behaviour and has health benefits, such as preventing potentially fatal infections and some cancers.
Why should I have my Dog neutered?
- Reduces the need to roam to find a mate. Dogs are often injured or killed in road traffic accidents.
- Can help with excessive, or unacceptable, sexual behaviour towards people and inanimate objects.
- It prevents mating with family members, which is known to increase the risk of newborns with birth defects and deformities.
- Vet fees for problems during, or after, pregnancy and birth can be expensive.
- When females come into season, they secrete pheromones that attract the male, this attention can often be unwanted or aggressive.
- It prevents false pregnancies, which can cause depression/behaviour changes, anorexia, lethargy, swollen/infected mammary glands and milk production.
- Unneutered females are at risk of mammary tumours, uterus infections and cancers.
- Unneutered males are at risk of testicular and prostate cancer.
- It can help with aggressive behaviour in males which also reduces fighting.
- Neutering can reduce urine marking.
- Females are spayed – this means the womb and the ovaries are removed.
- Males are castrated – this means their testicles are removed.
- Your dog will need to stay with us for the day. Their operation will be carried out under general anaesthetic. Animals usually recover quickly but may be a little quieter than normal for a few days.
- If we haven’t seen your dog before we like to carry out a free, pre-operative examination to make sure there are no health issues that may cause concern, and answer any questions you may have.
- On the day of the surgical procedure, your dog will be admitted by an experienced nurse who will go through a consent form with you and your dog’s care schedule for the day.
- Effective pain management speeds an animal’s recovery following surgery. That’s why we ensure that all surgical procedures are administered with at least two different types of pain killer before anaesthetic to optimise the effects. If needed, your dog will also have pain killers to be given at home for a few days.
- At discharge the nurse or vet will fully explain all after care instructions and dispense a recovery food pack and a buster collar if needed.
Please call us to book your free pre-neutering check appointment where we will health check your dog and answer any questions you may have.