Neutering is a general term used to describe the surgical removal of reproductive organs in both male and female dogs. This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and so your pet will be admitted into the practice for the day where it will be cared for and continually monitored prior to, during and following the procedure by our dedicated veterinary professionals.
There are many reasons why we recommend neutering for both male and female dogs. The benefits of neutering your dog can be medical, financial and behavioural.
Neutering your dog will greatly reduce the risks of some serious diseases. By neutering a female dog before or soon after they become sexually mature you will significantly reduce the risk of her developing mammary cancers and completely remove the risk of her developing cancer of the reproductive organs. In addition it will eradicate the chance of her developing a potentially fatal pyometra (womb infection). For male dogs they will be less likely to develop prostate problems and you will remove the chance of them developing testicular cancer.
A neutered dog will be much less likely to roam and mark their territory. Neutering your dog may also encourage a calmer and more predictable behaviour whilst also reducing the possibility of aggressive or unwanted sexual behaviour. By neutering your female dog you will also prevent the inconvenience and mess of a season which lasts approximately 3 weeks twice a year.
Neutering your dog will avoid vet bills for treating medical conditions associated with unneutered pets such as pyometra in females and accidents arising from pets roaming or escaping. It will also avoid costs arising from unplanned pregnancies or raising puppies.
At Clarendon House we routinely neuter both male and female dogs between approximately 6 and 9 months of age although this can vary depending on the breed of the dog. All dogs will receive a full health check by one of our vets before being booked in for their procedure and at this time we will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have and also advise the most appropriate age for your individual pet. No charge is made for this check unless any treatment is given.
Becoming a member of our Healthy Pet Club will provide you with a 20% discount on the cost of neutering your dog and you can also enjoy a wide range of other benefits designed to save you money.
Please do not hesitate to contact the surgery should you require any additional information or would like to book your dog in for a free pre operation check.