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Pet Neutering, known as castration in males and spaying in females, is a surgical procedure to remove dogs' reproductive organs. While preventing unwanted pregnancies is the primary goal of pet neutering, there are many other advantages for a pet’s health and well-being too.

When considering neutering your pet, it’s important to choose a veterinary clinic that has a team of highly skilled veterinarians and compassionate staff who are dedicated to the welfare of your animal. With years of experience performing countless pet neutering procedures, Eastcott Vets ensures that all the animals we treat receive the best quality care possible.


 What Is Pet Neutering?

Pet Neutering is a common surgical procedure designed to sterilise animals. Castration is the term used for neutering males; it involves removing the testicles. It is known as spaying for females and typically involves removing both the uterus and ovaries.

Neutering has many benefits that apply not only to dogs and cats but also to other small animals such as rabbits and ferrets. At Eastcott Vets, our skilled team of veterinary specialists considers your pet’s individual needs, from their breed, size and overall behaviour, and other risk factors to provide the most suitable recommendation for your pet’s treatment.

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What Are The Benefits Of Pet Neutering?

Beyond its primary purpose of preventing pets from reproducing, pet neutering offers a whole host of other health benefits:

Behaviour Enhancements & Stability: Pet Neutering can frequently cut down on unwanted behaviour in animals. In males, it can lessen aggression, roaming tendencies and marking territories with urine. For female pets, it can lessen the behavioural changes that come with going through the heat cycle, such as becoming agitated and drawn to males. Additionally, neutering your pet can result in a more stable and predictable temperament, making them easier to train and manage.

Health Benefits: There are several health advantages to pet neutering. For males, it lowers the chance of prostate issues and testicular cancer. For females, it eliminates the risk of uterine infections and significantly reduces the risk of mammary cancer, especially if done before the first heat cycle.

Population Control: Pet neutering helps control the overpopulation of animals, reducing the number of unwanted pets that may end up in shelters or as strays. This contributes to a decrease in the euthanasia rates of homeless animals.

Longer life span: Neutered pets tend to have a longer lifespan on average due to reduced risks of certain diseases and the risks associated with mating and roaming behaviours.


What Will Happen During My Pet Neutering Appointment?

At Eastcott Vets, we have a carefully orchestrated process to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of your pet during the pet neutering procedure. The specific details may vary depending on the type, age, and health status of your animal, but here is a general overview id what typically happens during a pet neutering appointment.

Before the surgery, the process will begin with a thorough pre-surgical assessment where our team of veterinary professionals will evaluate your animal's overall health and suitability for surgery.  Once the vet confirms that your pet is fit for the procedure, they will administer the anaesthesia.  At Eastcott Vets, we have thorough measures in place to ensure your pet’s safety and monitoring during the procedure.  A dedicated registered veterinary nurse will monitor your pet throughout the pet neutering surgery and recovery.

After the surgery, your pet will be moved to a recovery area where it can wake up from anaesthesia in a calm environment. It’s crucial to provide post-operative care, including monitoring for any signs of complications and ensuring your pet is kept comfortable. We will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions, and once your pet is ready, you can take them home equipped with the knowledge needed to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Get In Touch Today!

Choosing Eastcott Vets for your pet neutering needs ensures a compassionate and professional approach to the well-being of your pet. Our highly experienced team provides the highest quality care for your pet, prioritising the comfort and safety of your animal.

Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more about the pet neutering process, our team are on hand to answer any questions you might have about the procedure.

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