Neutering is the process where an animal becomes unable to sexually reproduce, also known as sterilisation.
In males surgical neutering is called “castration,” which involves removing the testicles. In females surgical neutering is called “spaying” and involves removing the ovaries and uterus.
We want to help you make a fully informed decision about neutering.
There is no “one size fits all” approach to neutering. During a consultation with our experienced veterinary surgeons we will be able to give you tailored advice and recommendations. Our advice is based on your pet’s temperament, breed, age and family history. Below is our summary of the main advantages and disadvantages of neutering your pets. There is no perfect time to neuter your pet, however, our recommendations are based on established and reliable medical evidence.