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Neutering (de-sexing) of both male and female household pets is commonly performed for a number of reasons. It prevents unwanted pregnancies and litters of puppies, kittens or baby rabbits which may be difficult to look after and to home. In addition, entire (un-neutered) animals develop behaviour (e.g. dominance, roaming, sexual activity) and characteristics (e.g. strong odour, bleeding when in heat) which can make them less appropriate as domestic pets.
Our vets will be happy to discuss the subject of neutering with you at any time, but it is generally best to raise the subject early in your pet's life, such as at the time of the first or second vaccination, or at the free six month health check which we offer for all the puppies and kittens which have their initial course of vaccinations with us.
If you would like to find out more about neutering, please follow the links to our information sheets on neutering in dogs, neutering in cats and neutering in rabbits, or alternatively do not hesitate to