Unless you are planning to breed from your dog, at Vets4Pets our vets recommend you neuter your dog due to the many health and behavioural benefits it offers.
The most obvious reason for neutering is to avoid your dog producing an unwanted litter of puppies. Now we all love puppies and of course they’re very cute, but a litter of puppies is expensive to look after and an awful lot of work, not to mention the worry of finding nice homes for all of them. Unfortunately, the numbers of unwanted pets is on the increase so it is more important than ever to make sure that your dog doesn’t accidentally add to the problem.
The health benefits to neutering are significant. Neutering removes the risk of many cancers and drastically reduces the risks of others.
Older female dogs who have not been neutered are a risk of a potentially fatal condition called pyometra, which is an infection of the womb.
Neutering may help with behavioural problems and can reduce aggression, reduce possessiveness over toys and food, reduce territorial behaviour towards visitors and reduce the tendency to roam in search of a mate.
When your dog is neutered at Vets4Pets, you would normally drop them off to us in the morning of the operation and pick them up the same afternoon. It is important not to give your dog any breakfast on the day of their neutering but they can be given access to water.
The video below gives you a really good idea of what happens behind the scenes when a dog comes into Vets4Pets for a castrate operation.
If you have any questions at all, speak to any of the vets and nurses at Vets4Pets about neutering and they will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.