Cats are usually castrated from 5 months old. This helps minimise urine marking (especially in the house), roaming and fighting with other cats (and associated risks of abscesses and FIV infection). Female cats are usually spayed from 5 months old. This prevents any unwanted litters of kittens, and also removes the risk of diseases of the ovaries or uterus later in life
Male dogs can be castrated from 6 months old. This helps reduce the risk of roaming, also it reduces the risk of prostate disease, perineal hernias and anal problems. It also stops them becoming surprise fathers, and of course it eliminates the risk of testicular cancer! Female dogs (bitches) can be spayed from 5 months old, either before or after the first season. If neutering is done before the first season it greatly reduces the risk of getting mammary (breast) cancers later on in life. This risk is still reduced if the bitch is neutered after the first season, but by nowhere near as much. It also removes the risk of pyometra (a potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus, usually seen in older dogs), and or course there will be no seasons to cope with and no unwanted litters of puppies.
Plus, statistically, neutered pets live longer!
Reception is open:
Monday to Friday
8.30am to 8.00pm
8.45am to 2.00pm
1.45pm to 4.00pm
Withy Grove Pet Veterinary Clinic
39 Station Road, Bamber Bridge,
Preston, PR5 6QR
Tel: 01772 330103
Fax: 01772 330669