Neutering can help remove the risk of various tumours and diseases including feline AIDS in cats and prostatic disease in dogs, as well as helping to reduce or remove unwanted behaviours,

Find out more about the reasons for speying your pet below.


At Blythman & Partners we would recommend your pet cat is spayed or castrated from 5-6 months of age. Preventing unwanted matings, reducing the spread of diseases such as feline leukaemia and feline AIDS. It can also reduce the risk of fighting and urine marking.

We recommend that your pet dog is spayed or castrated from 6 months of age and for females ideally before their first season. If your pet has already started to have seasons or you have a large breed dog, then please contact the surgery for advice on the best time to book your pet in.

The advantages of having your dog castrated removes the risk of testicular tumours and reduces the risk of prostatic disease. It can also help to reduce aggressive behaviour and urine marking. In females, spaying removes the risk of womb infection (pyometra), unwanted matings and helps to reduce the risk of urine marking and mammary cancers.

For rabbits, we would recommend having males castrated around 3 months of age and females spayed around 4 months of age. This will prevent unwanted matings and reduce the risk of aggression linked to hormones.

When your pet is neutered it involves them coming in as a day patient. The procedure will be carried out under general anaesthetic and usually they go home later that same day.

Please see our admission advice and post-operative aftercare advice.

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