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Neutering advice for dogs, cats and rabbits
Neutering involves spaying a female pet (removal of the ovaries) or castration of a male pet (removal of both testicles). This removes the source of the sex hormones and is recommended for many reasons in small animals. Read below about getting your dog, cat or rabbit neutered.
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Bitches are recommended to be neutered prior to their first season (so around 6 months old) or at least 3 months post-season.
Anytime from 6 months onwards, unless your vet states otherwise. Please note that castration is unlikely to be beneficial for dogs with unruly, overexcitable adolescent behaviour. Always seek veterinary advice before deciding to castrate your dog.
Neutering procedures are carried out Monday - Friday. Recovery at home from the anaesthetic normally only takes a day or so but the wound can take up to around 10 days to fully heal. Restricted exercise during this time is recommended. The necessary follow-up checks and pain relief are included.
Feel free to book in to speak to a nurse or vet to discuss neutering and to answer any questions you may have.
Female cats can be neutered from 5 months, ideally not when in season and before they have access to the outdoors.
We recommend from 5 months and older. We advise that cats should be castrated before being let outside.
Neutering procedures are carried out between Monday - Friday. Recovery at home from the anaesthetic normally only takes a day or so but the wound can take up to around 10 days to fully heal. Restricted exercise during this time is recommended. The necessary follow-up checks and pain relief are included.
Rabbits can be castrated or spayed from around 4 months' old, depending on the individual size.
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