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Neutering your Dog

What happens when my dog is neutered? 

Neutering is the common name for castration, this is the surgical removal of the testicles and is carried out under general anaesthetic. Usually a dog is admitted in the morning to the surgery and is taken home the same day. He will have several stitches which will be removed after approximately ten days. 

This procedure can be carried out from 6 months of age onwards. 

What are the main reasons for neutering? 

There are many reasons to consider neutering, these include preventing unwanted puppies, accidental matings, behaviour problems and of course health reasons. We recommend neutering for several medical conditions including testicular tumours, enlargement of the prostate, anal tumours and cryptorchidism (retained testicles). Testes that have not descended into the scrotum by ten months of age are unlikely to do in the future, and are potentially prone to tumours in later years. 

When should my dog be neutered? 

This procedure can be carried out from 6 months of age onwards. 

Will neutering cause my dog to put on weight? 

This can be prevented and controlled with relative ease by reducing the number of calories your dog takes in and providing ample opportunities for exercise. Our vets and nurses can help with diet tips and advice. 

For further information on neutering or to book an appointment please get in touch with our team