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Neutering

Reasons to neuter your pet

Reasons to Neuter Your Pet (Castrate or Spay)

  • Unwanted litters
  • Roaming
  • Territorial behaviour
  • Fighting or aggression
  • Unwelcome frisky attention
  • Reduction of the risk of prostate disease, pyometras and mammary gland disease

Downsides
Your pets metabolism will change, so if they eat the same, then they will put on weight, so sometimes a slight change of diet is require.

That's pretty much it. A very small proportion of bitches become more aggressive after speying, but this is very small, and may be linked to speying too soon after a season, and the dogs innate behaviour beforehand. It's so infrequent, we don't usually consider it.

Some owners want their pet neutered to try and quieten it down. While neutering can help to a degree, its often not the whole story, and in a lot of cases there is very little if any change.

Sources of Funding for Assistance with Spaying or Neutering
Cat's Protection offer discount vouchers, the amounts aren't always the same - telephone the local branch on 01524 850112, or the national neutering helpline on 03000 121212 for more details, or check out their website

For any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact your local practice to speak to one of our friendly staff. Alternatively, you can now book an appointment online.

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