We strongly recommend that you neuter your puppy/kitten when they reach a suitable age and stage in their development.
Dogs - Male dogs can be castrated from 6 months of age. If your dog has only one or no descended testicles then castration is particularly recommended as they are at a greater risk of getting cancer later in life.
Bitches - Female dogs will have their first season from 6-18 months of age. We recommend you allow them to have one season and then spay them around 3 months later. Spaying bitch before their third season greatly reduces their risk of mammary tumours and womb infections later in life.
Male Cats - Male cats should be castrated at around 6 months of age. Neutering will reduce the likelihood of straying, getting into fights and reduce the risk of catching feline aids.
Female Cats - Female cats should be spayed at around 6 months of age to prevent unwanted pregnancies and womb infections later in life. We advise you don't let your cat out until she has been spayed.
These factsheets are provided as guidelines only. If you are at all concerned about the wellbeing of your pet then please call Hope Veterinary Surgery immediately by using our phone number 01782 657788.