Both spaying and castration are simple procedures and are done under a general anaesthetic. This means your pet will only stay with us as a day patient.
Neutering is essential for any non-breeders to prevent associated health complications and to give your pet a happy, healthy life.
The operation to spay or neuter your dog is very routine, and your pet will be given an anaesthetic to ensure that they don’t feel any pain during the procedure. After the operation, your vet will administer a pain relief injection to ease any discomfort. We will also provide Painkillers and Anti-Inflammatory medication for you to give at home, along with a complete home care sheet for the basic do’s and don’ts post-surgery.
Bitches left unneutered can develop reproductive
problems (eg breast cancer or pyometra – infection of the womb) which can be
prevented with early neutering.
Reduces the chances of her developing breast
Removes the risk of an unplanned pregnancy.
For males, castration significantly reduces the
risk of developing prostate disease, along with many other health benefits that
can be discussed with your vet.
Decreases the possibility of tumours and hernias
around the bottom, which are common in older, un-neutered dogs.
Prevents your dog straying away from home in
search of a mate.
Both castrated and entire males can make
excellent pets, however dogs that show signs of aggression should be considered
for castration although this will not guarantee correction of the behavioural
Dog neutering can be performed at any age over age 8 weeks provided both testicles have descended. We recommend that all dogs and cats that are not intended to be bred from are neutered (spayed) at around 6 months for bitches (after her first season) and 9 months for males. However, the exact age may vary depending on your vet’s recommendation.
Undescended testicles (canine cryptorchidism) have an increased tendency to grow tumours. They may also twist on their stalks and cause life-threatening inflammation. One of the most common risks of undescended testicle in dogs is the increased risk of testicular cancer if the undescended testicle is not removed. The surgery to remove an undescended testicle is far more delicate and invasive than the castration surgery used to remove normally descended testicles. Neutering and removal of the retained testicle(s) are recommended as soon as possible. The prognosis is excellent for dogs that undergo surgery early, before problems develops in the retained testicle.