There are thousands of unwanted cats and dogs in the UK and one of the ways we can reduce these numbers is by neutering our pets. We all want to give our pets the best care we possibly can and neutering does not only protect against unwanted pregnancies but also against serious diseases:
Neutering can prevent some cancers and womb infections in both female cats and dogs which can be very expensive to treat and potentially fatal.
Female dogs can suffer from phantom pregnancies which can cause both behavioural and health problems
Neutering in both male cats and dogs reduces the risk of prostatic disease
Neutering male dogs and cats reduces their urges to roam and to fight - as a result they are less likely to go missing, get hit by cars, or suffer wounds from fights.
If you wish to get your pet neutered the best thing to do is speak to your vet. They will be able to advise you about the cost and the best time to neuter your pet.