Neutering can help reduce the huge number of unwanted pets, prevent illnesses and some unwanted behaviours.
Female animals are spayed – this means the womb and the ovaries are removed. Male animals are castrated – this means the testicles are removed. Operations should be straightforward -
Neutering has many benefits that apply not only to dogs and cats but also to other small animals such as rabbits and ferrets. Neutering prevents female animals coming into season, when they may attract unwanted male attention, become pregnant or have false pregnancies. Neutering prevents the risk of testicular cancer in male animals and uterus infections and cancers in females. In male dogs and cats, neutering can reduce behaviours such as urine marking and roaming.
Unspayed female animals can be messy when they come into season -
If animals are neutered, this reduces the risk of them being stolen for breeding. If an unneutered pet becomes pregnant and there is a problem during or after the birth, vet fees can be very expensive. Offspring might need veterinary attention too.
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Monday to Friday 09.00-
Saturday 9.00 – 11.00
Elms Veterinary Surgery
30 Gloucester Street
Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HY
01367 242 416
Elms Veterinary Surgery is an independent veterinary practice offering vet services for family pets in Faringdon and Surrounding Areas
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