Castration and spaying for your pet, as well as advice on when and why to perform them.


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 seven or eight years it may be worth reconsidering the operation to prevent the development of testicular cancer, perianal adenoma and prostatic enlargement.


The health benefits of neutering bitches are even more profound.


Spayed 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 spayed 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.