Neutering is routine surgical procedure which has health and behavioural benefits. Female cats, dogs and rabbits are spayed, a routine operation involving the surgical removal of the ovaries, uterus (womb) and part of the cervix, technically known as an ovariohysterectomy (or OHE). Castration for males involves the surgical removal of both testicles. Cats are spayed routinely from 6 months old, if a female cat has had a litter of kittens, the kittens need to be weaned before she can be spayed. Dogs can be spayed from 6 months of age or 3 months after their first season, or in between seasons. Male dogs and cats can be castrated routinely from 5 -6 months old.
Female dogs can be given hormone injections to prevent seasons from happening. Initially one is given before heat has commenced. A second is given three months later, a third four months later and then one every five months for life. These injections stop heat but the bitch is still at risk from other diseases. These hormonal injections are not cheap and hence are predominantly used if you just want to prevent seasons until you wish to breed from the bitch.
Advantages of neutering
Queens (Female Cats)
Bitches (Female dogs)