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Neutering

Neutering is routine surgical procedure which has health and behavioural benefits. Female cats, dogs and rabbits are spayed, a routine operation involving the surgical removal of the ovaries, uterus (womb) and part of the cervix, technically known as an ovariohysterectomy (or OHE). Castration for males involves the surgical removal of both testicles. Cats are spayed routinely from 6 months old, if a female cat has had a litter of kittens, the kittens need to be weaned before she can be spayed.  Dogs can be spayed from 6 months of age or 3 months after their first season, or in between seasons.  Male dogs and cats can be castrated routinely from 5 -6 months old.

CHEMICAL CONTROL.
Female dogs can be given hormone injections to prevent seasons from happening. Initially one is given before heat has commenced. A second is given three months later, a third four months later and then one every five months for life. These injections stop heat but the bitch is still at risk from other diseases.                  

                                                       

Advantages of neutering
Tom Cats

  • Prevents unwanted kittens.
  • Significantly reduces the risk of your cat being exposed to the potentially fatal diseases of FeLV and FIV. (Feline Leukaemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). 
  • Helps prevent urine spraying.
  • Reduces strong tom cat odour and makes their urine less smelly. 
Queens (Female Cats)
  • Prevents unwanted kittens.
  • Significantly reduces the risk of your cat being exposed to the potentially fatal diseases of FeLV and FIV. (Feline Leukaemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). 
  • Removes the risk of pyometra (womb infections) or problems giving birth (often unattended).
Male Dogs
  • Prevents testicular cancer
  • Prevents prostate enlargement / tumours
  • Mounting
  • Urinating (marking) indoors
  • Certain types of aggression, particularly between dogs 

Bitches (Female dogs)

  • Stops seasons & unwanted puppies
  • Attraction of males
  • Prevents pyometra (womb infection)
  • Reduces the chance of mammary cancer
  • Prevents false pregnancies (a hormonal condition of dogs)

                

 

         

         

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