Unless you are planning to become a breeder, having your pet neutered is wise in order to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Even if you have an indoor pet that lacks opportunities to mate, the procedure has a variety of health benefits to be considered.
Cats and rabbits can be neutered from four months old and dogs from six months, though timing can vary according to your pet’s size and breed. We can advise you on the best timing for your pet.
Male pets are castrated (their testicles removed) and female pets have their ovaries and usually their womb removed, which is called spaying. Though he or she may look young, your pet can become pregnant (or impregnate others) while still immature. And unneutered siblings of the opposite sex can also mate.
Before the operation, your pet will need a health check in case there are any reasons why they shouldn’t have the general anaesthetic required for the procedure. The procedure lasts up to an hour and your pet will usually come home the same day.