World Spay Day on Tuesday 23rd February shines a spotlight on the problem of millions of unwanted pets that are born, adding to the overpopulation of dogs and cats globally. Not only does neutering a pet help towards alleviating this chronic situation, neutering and spaying is the best thing that you can do for your pet in terms of improved health and behaviour. Your pets will live a longer and healthier life as neutering prevents so many diseases and cancers.
Did you know that cats can get pregnant from 4 months of age, when they are kittens themselves, and 78% of feline pregnancies are unwanted and unplanned. One cat can have up to 6 kittens and 4 litters per year, so the number of cats soon spirals out of control. We see this with the numbers of unwanted kitten litters and feral kittens born every year and our innovative Trap Neuter Return programme neuters feral cats and kittens to prevent the feral cat population increasing. Dogs can get pregnant from around 6 months old depending on breed.
There are so many health benefits and good reasons for neutering your dog or cat.
Spaying a bitch before her first season can significantly help your pet’s health:
Read Olive’s story here. Olive, unneutered, used for breeding and cruelly dumped in a park, had mammary tumours that we luckily caught in time.
Neutering a dog will:
Many cat owners believe that female cats should be allowed to have a litter of kittens before they are spayed, however this myth is not true. The benefits of spaying a female cat are:
The advantages of neutering a male cat are:
We also neuter rabbits in our Vet Clinic. The benefits of neutering rabbits are:
We offer affordable and low cost neutering for dogs, cats and rabbits at our Vet Clinic. Find out more about our neutering service and read our neutering guide here. We also offer free bull breed neutering and a Pick and Snip service in Brent where we collect, neuter and return your pet.
During the first half of 2022, Mayhew Georgia has been working with local NFP group “Kakheti” on a project to…Read More
Dr Mo also gave a presentation based on his experience of delivering a ground-breaking TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and mass…Read More
Molly, who has also since been neutered by our Veterinary team, is back living with her loving owner Colin who’s…Read More