Neutering is a safe way of controlling your pets breeding. City Vet recommends all female pets are spayed and all males neutered.
Neutering or ‘spaying’ a female animal involves removing the womb and ovaries (an ovariohysterectomy).
Males are castrated which means both testicles are removed.
Both procedures are carried out under general anaesthetic and most patients recover quickly and uneventfully.
As well as preventing unwanted puppies and kittens, there are medical benefits including significantly reducing the risk of breast cancer, diabetes and womb infections in female dogs and prostate disease and testicular cancer in male dogs. Neutered pets also live longer.