• Neutering

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

Spaying

Dogs

Female dogs come in to season every 6-12 months once they reach puberty. Their first season is usually from around six 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 eliminates the problems of unwanted puppies, false pregnancy and pyometra (infected uterus) which can be life-threatening.


If you are not planning to have a litter from your dog we highly recommend spaying. In small breed dogs we recommend this is carried out at six months of age before the first season. In larger breed dogs it is recommended to wait until skeletal maturity at around 1518months of age and then to spay three months after a season has finished.

Cats

Female cats come into season around spring. This generally starts at around four to six 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 eliminates the problem of unwanted kittens.


If you are not planning to have a litter from your kitten then we highly recommend spaying at five to six months of age depending on their weight as they must be a minimum of 2kg.

Castration

Dogs

Neutering male dogs can help reduce aggression, wandering and sexual behaviour. It also prevents testicular cancer in later life and reduces the likelihood of various other problems associated with being an older, entire male such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, perineal hernia, perianal tumours amongst others. In small breed dogs we recommend this is carried out at around six months of age. In larger breed dogs it is recommended to wait until skeletal maturity at around 15-18months of age.

Cats

Neutering male cats helps reduce aggression, urine spraying in the house, wandering and sexual behaviour. We usually recommend this is carried out at around five to six months of age depending on their weight as they must be a minimum of 2kg.

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Vaccinations

Dental care

Home visits

Neutering

Nutrition

Microchipping

Parasite control

 

 

Cathcart & Winn Veterinary Clinic & Hospital