Why get your pet neutered?
- Neutering is the surgical procedure to sterilise both male (castrate) and female (spay) animals therefore preventing reproduction. However, this is only one of the benefits.
- Neutering negates the risk of both testicular and ovarian cancer, but also markedly reduces the risk of other cancers, such as mammary (breast) cancer.
- In female dogs (bitches), neutering prevents them having to go through seasons (oestrus) and markedly reduces the risk of uterine infections (pyometra). The trauma of a phantom pregnancy is also annulled.
- In male dogs, neutering reduces the risk of prostate inflammation (prostatitis) and prostate cancer.
- The drive to roam and explore is reduced, potentially protecting your pet.
So what happens to my pet when they are admitted?
Your animal will be with us for the day. On admission we may carry out a pre-operative blood test, before giving a pre-medication to calm your pet and to reduce the amount of anaesthetic needed. General anaesthetic is then given into the vein so that your pet is asleep for the procedure, and a tube is placed into the windpipe to maintain airways.
Recovery from surgery is usually quite rapid in animals, and pain relief is given to take home, but your pet should be rested for a week or so after they return home.
Please call us today 01268 533 636 to arrange your appointment.