Pet Neutering

It is important to consider Pet Neutering when buying or adopting a pet. There are many health benefits for your dog or cat as well as helping reduce unwanted behaviour in some instances. Operations are carried out under general anaesthetic and animals usually recover quickly.


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Why should you consider Pet neutering?

You should consider pet neutering due to the many benefits it has, not only applying to dogs and cats but also other animals such as rabbits and ferrets. Neutering stops female pets coming into season, which lets them attract unwanted male attention, become pregnant or have phantom pregnancies. It also reduces the risk of them being stolen for breeding purposes and uterus infections.

Unspayed female pets can be messy when they come into season – during this time, females can bleed for up to three weeks.  Vet fees for females and offspring during and after pregnancy can be costly, much more than the small initial cost for neutering.

In males, neutering prevents the risk of testicular cancer, urine marking and roaming. It can also help reduce aggressive behaviour associated with sexual hormones.

If you want to neuter your pet, the best thing to do is speak to your vet about costs and the best time to neuter your pet.

What is a pet hospital?

Many individuals confuse a pet hospital and their local vets. The difference is simple, a veterinary practice offers regular check-ups and minor surgeries on animals, whereas a pet hospital is a referral centre where pets are referred to for specialist services.

Some of the specialist services provided at pet hospitals include but is not limited to:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pain management
  • Soft tissue surgery


What animals visit a pet hospital?

Depending on the pet hospital, a range of animals ranging from fish up to farm animals can be referred. A list of these animals include:

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Birds
  • Rabbits
  • Hamsters
  • Guinea pigs
  • Fish
  • Reptiles
  • Farm animals including horses
  • Amphibians