There has always been much debate about neutering animals (castration for males and spaying for females).
The veterinary profession almost unanimously agrees that the routine neutering of animals confers significant health advantages.
- A significant reduction in the likelihood of developing mammary (breast) cancers and other reproductive cancers (for both sexes)
- Significant reduction in aggressive tendencies (especially males)
- Removing the possibility of females developing pyometra (a potentially fatal reproductive infection)
There are a number of non-health advantages too:
- We are happy to perform routine neutering surgery from 6 months of age in dogs, and 4 months for cats and rabbits
- Neutered animals are less likely to roam or stray
- Unwanted pregnancies lead to unwanted kittens and puppies (the lucky ones ending up in rescue centres), and living with a calling queen or a bitch on heat can be hell on Earth!
The team of registered veterinary nurses (VNs) also run a series of nursing clinics.
- A “weight-watchers” style obesity clinic (for the more generously built pet) involving regular weight checks and dietary advice
- Adolescent checks
- Geriatric checks
- Dental check-ups
If required, the nurses are always happy to administer worm tablets and give preventative healthcare advice.