Improve your pet’s health and prevent unwanted surprises at the same time

Baby animals are certainly adorable, but litters of puppies or kittens can also be incredibly expensive in terms of both time and money. If you don’t intend to breed from your pet, neutering can be the most sensible option as it has a wide range of benefits as well as preventing unwanted pregnancies.

Neutering animals involves removing their sexual organs – the womb and ovaries in females and the testicles in males. 

For female animals benefits include:

paw-pointsNo unwanted pregnancy

paw-pointsNo longer coming into season, bleeding and attracting unwanted attention

paw-pointsPreventing uterine cancers and infections

paw-pointsReduced risk of mammary (breast) cancer

paw-pointsPreventing risk of mating with siblings

For male animals benefits include:

paw-pointsPreventing roaming, aggressive behaviour and urinary marking

paw-pointsPreventing testicular cancer

paw-pointsPreventing perianal cancer and hernias

paw-pointsPreventing risk of mating with siblings

We recommend neutering from around 6 months of age, to make sure you avoid any accidental pregnancies and extra babies to look after!

When your pet arrives for their surgery at The Veterinary Hospital, they will receive the best possible care throughout their procedure until the moment they leave. Our specialised operating equipment and post-surgery recovery facilities mean that they will be as comfortable as possible and monitored closely to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Your pet will only be allowed to return home when we are satisfied that it is safe for them to do so, but the vast majority of cases are back recovering with their owners by the end of the day.

For more information on the neutering procedure, or to book an appointment for your pet, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01488 683999. You can also email us on