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Pet neutering

Cat and dog neutering

Neutering your pet not only guards against unwanted pregnancies (much as we all love puppies and kittens) but also prevents possible health complications.

If you do not intend to breed from your dog or cat, then it’s advisable to look at spaying/castration which can help guard against some cancers and future issues with uterine infection in female dogs or prostate problems for males.

Neutering might also help with behavioural episodes – calming down male dogs and making it less likely your cat will wander far from home.

Spaying and castration are under general anaesthetic, so your dog or cat will need to stay at Christchurch Street as a day patient. They’ll have pain killers and will be back on their feet in no time.

Generally, there are no after-effects, although your dog might appear a little sluggish for a few days. In most cases, the worst thing for your dog is wearing a ‘cone of shame’ on the head while the wound heals!

In most cases, dog neutering should be at around six months of age, and also around 4 to 6 months for cat neutering.

See also our special puppy and kitten packages that include neutering.

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Rabbit Neutering

If you don’t want your pets to breed like rabbits, then rabbit neutering is a must. It’s a simple procedure and will help your pet to live a longer and healthier life. It will get on with other rabbits better, which is important as it’s preferable to keep two rabbits together.

The procedure is under general anaesthetic, and usually, you can take your pet home at the end of the day.

Rabbit castration can be at 10-12 weeks old, but sometimes a little later, especially in small rabbits.

Please note that buck rabbits can remain fertile for up to four weeks after the operation, so be sure to keep them separate from unneutered females.