Female dogs can be spayed from 6 months old, we will advise you on an individual basis as to the best time for your dog. We can spay them before they have had a season, therefore eliminating the worry that comes with keeping your bitch out of harm's way at this time.

Before the operation you will need to ensure that she is starved from 7.00pm and then bring her to us at your allocated appointment time, between 8.30am - 9.30am the following morning. She will need to stay with us for most of the day and will normally be ready to go home around 5.00pm - 5.30pm.

We remove both ovaries and the uterus and she will go home to recuperate over the next 10 days. She will have a small, neat wound on her tummy and will be given some pain relief tablets to go home with just to make sure she is extra comfortable.

The benefits for the female dog are numerous; she will not go through pesky seasons twice a year and all behavioural changes that can come with a season will be eliminated. You will also have eliminated the risk of pregnancies.

On the medical side the risk of mammary tumours (breast cancer) are drastically reduced and the sooner she is spayed the lower the risk. Due to the removal of the uterus she will not be susceptible to Pyometra, a life threatening condition where the uterus fills up with pus.

Neutering really is the best thing you can do for your companion.