Dog & Cat Neutering, Ards & Comber Vets
Extend the life of your dogs and cats and prevent straying. November is neutering month at Ards & Comber Vets.
During the month of November we are offering reduced price neutering for dogs and cats. Neutering is a routine procedure which is carried out in the majority of young pets for various health reasons.
The primary reason is to prevent unwanted puppies and kittens. There are also many good health reasons too.
Neutering in male cats prevents the change from cute playful kitten to smelly aggressive Tom cat. It reduces the incidence of smelly urine spraying and makes them less likely to stray and fight.
The obvious benefit for female cats is the reduction in kittens. A female cat can produce up to 3 litters a year. This can result in up to 20 kittens which are then fertile from around four months.
With male dogs many reasons for neutering are associated with behavioural problems. Some dog develop a territorial aggression or a particular sexual attraction to your leg or sofa at around six months, neutering can help with this issue. An added bonus of removing the testicles is it removes the risk of testicular cancer in later life. It also makes them less likely to stray. A male dog can smell a female in heat for nearly a mile.
Neutering at 6 months with female dogs will reduce the risk of mammary cancers later in life and helps remove the risk of developing a potentially fatal womb infection called Pyometra.
This condition manifests itself after a heat ends and produces a nasty discharge and hugely enlarged uterus.
November Neutering Offer
Generally we will neuter cats from 4 months old and dogs from 6 months but there are a few exceptions for certain cases.
If you would like to discuss your own pet, please give us a call. Remember during November we are offering £20 off dog neutering and £10 off cats.