Elective neutering of dogs (castration) is one of the most common veterinary procedures performed.
Castration is a relatively simple procedure carried out on a day patient basis so your dog can go home the same day. Whilst the recovery time varies between individuals, usually animals are bright and well the day after surgery and can return to normal exercise within 7-10 days.
Castration can be performed as young as six months were deemed suitable. Ideally, your dog would be fully mature before the surgery is performed and this may be up to 2 years in large breed dogs. Some of the advantages to neutering your dog include:
- Reducing the risk of your dog straying after females in season
- Castration prevents unwanted matings/litters
- Castration can reduce or even stop hypersexual behavior, such as mounting and urine scent-making. Some uncastrated males can develop aggressive behaviours towards other males. Castration may prevent or reduce this behaviour.
It’s important to remember that every pet is different and therefore the advice we give about dog neutering can vary. If you’re considering whether or not to neuter your dog, we are here to help you make a fully informed decision.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I register my pet?
Your pet registration can be completed in the following ways:
- Online registration form
- Via phone 0208 337 2214
How do I book an appointment?
An appointment can be booked in any of the following ways:
- Online booking
- Via phone 0208 337 2214
How much will my pet’s treatment cost?
The treatment cost for your pet can vary depending on the service provided. You can request an estimate before any treatment is provided to your pet.
Will my pet insurance cover the costs of treatment?
Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet while knowing help is there for the cost of unexpected treatment should they become ill or are injured. The type of policy you choose can have implications for the costs you will face so it’s important to choose the right cover.
The four main types of policy are as follows:
- Accident: provides cover for accidents only and no cover for illness
- Time-Limited: provides cover for a set amount of time (usually 12 months) and after this period the condition is excluded
- Maximum Benefit: provides cover up to a maximum amount of money per condition and once this limit is reached the condition is excluded
- Lifetime: provides a set amount of money each year which is refreshed each time you renew your policy allowing you to continue to claim for ongoing conditions