Dogs – Neutering

Dogs – Neutering


In females the neutering procedure is known as ‘spaying’ and is important as it prevents uterine disease and reduces the risk of mammary cancer, as well as preventing unwanted litters. It is a common concern that bitches need to have a litter of puppies or a season before they can be spayed, but neither of these provide any health benefits at all and will only add to the problem of rescue centres being overrun with unwanted puppies. Neutering is also likely to calm their behaviour and make training easier.



Males can be neutered, also known as ‘castration’, from 5 – 6 months. This is equally important as spaying females, as it prevents testicular cancer, is likely to calm your dog’s behaviour and makes him easier to train. It will also stop him from pestering females and possibly being the cause of more unwanted litters!

2 thoughts on “Dogs – Neutering

  1. Hi,

    I am enquiring about getting my Male dog neutered. Can you please let me know the price this would be and how I would go about making a booking?


    Iain Young

    • Hi Ian,
      Apologies for the delay in replying. Our system didn’t flag the message. The cost for dog castration is £160. The best way to book in would be to ring your preferred practice and make an appointment. All our surgeries are listed on the practice page.
      Kind regards
      Laura England

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