Unless you are going to use your dog, cat or rabbit for breeding we advise having him or her neutered.
Cats: at six months old for both male and female cats (before they are able to breed)
Male Dogs: castration at around 9 months old
Female Dogs: spaying at 3 months after the first season, which normally occurs at 9 months of age. The reason for this is to reduce the (small) incidence of incontinence in later years. Alternatively, we will on request undertake spay procedures at 6 months old before the first season. We also the offer the option of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for bitch spays - you can find out more by clicking here.
Rabbits: from 4 months old for both male and female (when they reach sexual maturity). However, there can be variations between individual rabbits so this is only a guideline.
- Other species: please contact us for advice on the neutering of other species such as ferrets, guinea pigs and other small mammals.