Information on Neutering

Information on Neutering

Overbreeding is an issue for many species in the UK. If too many animals are born each year, there ends up being more pets looking for homes than there are the people ready to offer them a good home. Our charities and animal shelters are already full of animals looking for homes – so unless you have plans to responsibly breed from your pet in the future, we highly recommend having your pet neutered.

An unwanted pregnancy is not a big responsibility for the animal’s owner, it can also be very expensive. The vet fees associated with the pregnancy, birth and aftercare could be large and the offspring may also need care and treatments such as vaccinations, microchipping, flea and worm treatments.

 

Other benefits of neutering can include:

  • Preventing females coming into season and problems such as false pregnancies
  • Preventing unwanted attention from males
  • Preventing the risk of cancers in both males and females and infections of the uterus in females
  • Reducing aggressive behaviour in males – including the smell made by mature male ferrets
  • Reducing roaming and scent marking in males

Preventing the problem

Generally, animals can be neutered from six months of age. It is a procedure that is performed as day surgery – there is no need for a hospital stay and your pet will be back with you on the same day. Your pet will need to take it easy for five to seven easy days following the procedure, but they will then be back to full force.

For further information or to discuss neutering for your pet, please call us on 02476 602564.

INFORMATION & ADVICE

Some of your questions answered

How long will my pet need to be at the surgery?

It is a procedure that is performed as day surgery – there is no need for a hospital stay and your pet will be back with you on the same day.

Will my pet's behaviour change after being neutered?

Neutering can reduce roaming, scent marking and aggressive behaviour in males – including the smell made by mature male ferrets.