Neutering means surgically preventing pets from reproducing. In males, the operation is called castration and in females it’s called spaying. With castration both testicles are removed which takes away the main source of the male hormone testosterone. With spaying, both the ovaries and the uterus are removed which means the female is unable to become pregnant. Neutering can help prevent illnesses and some unwanted behaviors. Operations are carried out under general anaesthetic and animals usually recover quickly.
We generally recommend waiting until your animal is over 6 months of age to try to avoid any urinary incontinence issues from spaying or neutering them too young. It also allows the development of specific characteristics which is promoted by sex hormones. Some of these characteristics include protection of property and owner and a decrease in juvenile play and destructive behavior. Contact us today at (246) 427-3135 to schedule an appointment and learn more about these procedures.