At Alma Veterinary Hospital we highly recommend that you have your pets neutered. Neutering your pet can prevent a number of problems in both males and females such as:

Males Females
Testicular Tumours Unwanted pregnancies
Prostate problems Pyometra (uterine infection)
Urine marking/spraying Mammary tumours
Behavioral problems Ovarian cysts
Wandering looking for a mate Phantom pregnancies

Neutering your male pet (castration) involves the removal of both testicles. Neutering your female pet (speying) involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus. These procedures are done under general anaesthetic and involve your pet spending the day at the hospital. Please see the table below to find out at which age we generally recommend your pet should be neutered.

Species Male Female
Cats 6 months old (we recommend cats are kept indoors until they have been neutered) 6 months old (we recommend cats are kept indoors until they have been neutered)
Dogs 9 months old Three months after the bleeding of their first season has finished.
Rabbits 4-5 months old 4-5 months old
Guinea pigs 4-5 months old Not recommended

For more information about neutering or to book your pet in for the procedure please contact our surgery on 01753 858893.