Neutering your pet has more advantages than you might think
You may already know that neutering your pet prevents them from reproducing. But did you know that there are also a number of other health-related benefits to having your pet’s sexual organs removed?
The benefits of having a female animal neutered are:
- Prevention of uterine and ovarian cancer
- Prevention of uterine infections (Pyometra) in older age
- Prevention of unwanted pregnancies
- No longer coming in to season which prevents bleeding, unwanted attention and mating behaviour from males
The benefits of having a male animal neutered are:
- Prevention of testicular cancer
- Reduction of the incidence of prostatic diseases, including cancer
- Prevention or reduction in aggressive hormonal behaviour
- Prevention of urine marking and roaming
If you don’t plan to breed from your pet, neutering is the most responsible action to take. Litters of puppies or kittens require lots of hard work and attention, and also a significant financial commitment to make sure they are all healthy and developing normally.
Neutering is a straightforward surgical procedure, and in many cases your pet will be able to return home the same day with ongoing pain relief to aid their recovery. The veterinary team will update you on your pet’s procedure and current situation, before giving you some advice on keeping them comfortable at home until they’re back to normal again.