• Neutering
  • Neutering

Neutering is the surgical removal of your pets reproductive organs. There are many health and social benefits to having your pet neutered.

Spaying

Dogs
Female dogs come in to season about once every 6 months when they reach puberty. Their first season is usually from around 6 months of age, although can be much later in large breed dogs.

Spaying your bitch reduces the risk of her developing mammary cancer later in life. It also reduces the problems of unwanted puppies, false pregnancy and having an infected uterus (pyometra) as an elderly dog.

If you are not planning to have a litter from your dog we highly recommend spaying her 2-3 months after her first season.

Cats
Female cats come into season around spring. This generally starts at around 4-6 months of age although can be later. When in season they can become more vocal and tend to roll around on the floor a lot more than usual; this is perfectly normal.

Spaying your cat reduces the risk of her developing mammary cancer later in life. It also reduces the problems of unwanted kittens.

If you are not planning to have a litter from your kitten then we highly recommend spaying at 5 months of age.

Castration

Dogs
Castration is usually performed at 12 months of age. Neutering male dogs can help reduce aggression, wandering and sexual behaviour. It also prevents many prostate and testicular problems in later life.

Cats
Castration is done at 5 months of age. Neutering male cats helps reduce aggression, spraying in the house, wandering and sexual behaviour.

Cathcart & Winn Veterinary Clinic & Hospital