Neutering is the term used for spaying a female animal or castrating a male animal.
At Maven Vets we recommend neutering your pet unless you are a breeder.
There are both health and social benefits associated with neutering.
Members of our Maven Health Care Club benefit from a discount on neutering costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Spaying is the term used for a ovariohysterectomy in a female dog, cat, rabbit or small animal.
In this operation the uterus and ovaries are removed.
This prevents your female pet then being able to fall pregnant.
In a bitch (female dog) and doe (female rabbit) the operation is usually done through a single incision through the underneath of their abdomen.
In queens (female cats) the operation can be done either through a single operation on their side or on the underneath of their abdomen as for dogs and rabbits.
Castration is the term used to remove the testicles from a male animal.
In dogs and rabbits this is usually done through a single incision in front of the scrotum.
In male cats two small incisions are made, one over each testicle.
Spaying your pet:
Castrating your pet:
Rescue and rehoming centres in the UK are constantly bombarded with unwanted pets, all looking for a new home.
Sadly the majority of these pets are euthanased as there are not enough homes for them.
Routinely neutering our pets not only has health benefits for them but also reduces the numbers of pets in society who are abandoned and destroyed.
At Maven Vets we recommend neutering:
Neutering your pet is an operation and your pet will need a general anaesthetic.
At Maven Vets all neutering surgeries are done as day surgeries meaning you are able to take your pet home the same evening.
For more information on what to expect when your pet has an operation visit our operations information page.