Neutering is a commonly performed procedure in Veterinary Practice that can carry many health and lifestyle benefits when carried out at an appropriate time. The procedure of neutering a male is termed castration and neutering a female is termed spaying.
Cats can be neutered from 4 months of age in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, reduce injuries associated with straying and fighting and to prevent urine spraying.
The timing of neutering in dogs depends on the breed and temperament of the dog and we would be happy to discuss your individual dog with you in order to neuter at an appropriate age and time in their life. Some smaller breeds can be neutered from 6 months whereas in larger breeds it is often advisable to wait until 3 months after their first season in females and after a year to eighteen months of age in males.