Ashlea Veterinary Centre Ltd, Unit 2b Port Road Business Park, Carlisle CA2 7AF Reg no: 4759132
Neutering your dog
If your male puppy becomes aggressive, makes attempts to be domineering, or is constantly sexually active, you would do well to consider having him castrated. Otherwise there is no rush to do so, though by the age of 7 or 8 years it may be worth reconsidering the operation to prevent the development of testicular cancer, perianal adenonomata and prostatic enlargement.
The health benefits of neutering bitches are even more profound. Speyed bitches are at less risk of developing sugar diabetes, and with the womb removed they are spared any risk of developing endometritis (pyometra) in old age. In addition, bitches speyed before their first season are exceedingly unlikely to ever develop breast cancer.
The precise timing of surgical neutering is an individual choice for an individual bitch and is best discussed directly with a member of our staff.
Neutering your cat
The breeding capability of the domestic cat is prodigious -
It is much more sensible to have your cat female spayed at 5-
Neutering your rabbit
Your rabbit’s temperament is strongly influenced by its sex hormones. Sexually mature females may become aggressive towards owners, destructive towards objects in the house, and very territorial. Mature rabbits, whether male or female,may ‘scent mark’, spraying urine onto furniture etc.
And beyond behavioural modification, neutering can help to prevent significant disease. Anywhere between 50 and 80% of ‘entire’ female rabbits will suffer ovarian or uterine cancer by the age of four. For these reasons we would advocate the neutering of all pet rabbits at around the age of 5-
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