Advising you on what is best for you and your pet
Contrary to popular belief, allowing a bitch or a queen to have a litter has no benefit to the animal. Therefore in this practice we recommend neutering of female dogs and cats that are not of breeding stock. The neutering of rabbits and other small furries is also advised as detailed below.
Procedure: Both the ovaries and uterus (womb) are removed.
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This practice recommends that cats of both sexes, if not required for breeding, should be neutered at an early age. Indiscriminate breeding leads to many stray kittens. (Note: there are fewer problems with weight gain after neutering in cats than in dogs.)
Procedure: Both ovaries and uterus (womb) removed.
This practice recommends neutering of rabbits if they are not used for breeding stock to prevent health-related problems, including tesiticular and ovarian cancers/infections. Neutering also tends to assist with behavioural issues owners tend to find with more than 1 rabbit housed together.
We offer help and advice on any neutering procedures you may be considering for your pet, as well as all aftercare and health advice for your pet during and after treatment. For more information, call your local Island Veterinary practice, or use our enquiry form.
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