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Spaying a dog

What happens when my dog is spayed? 

Spaying is the surgical removal of the ovaries and the uterus. It is a routine operation performed under general anaesthetic. Your dog would typically be admitted in the morning and be able to go home later the same day. 

What are the main reasons for spaying? 

The main advantage of spaying are: preventing unwanted pregnancies, preventing infection of the uterus (pyometra), preventing ovarian or uterus cancer and reducing the likelihood of mammary cancer. It also saves the inconvenience of having your dog in season with the unwanted attention of male dogs. 

When should spaying be done?

We recommend spaying when your dog is six months old and before the first season occurs. If your dog has already had a season we would suggest spaying three or four months after their last season. 

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