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Should I have my pet neutered?

Neutering of dogs, cats and rabbits is carried out by a veterinary surgeon at Tonbridge. As well as preventing unwanted pregnancies, t here are health benefits to neutering, and it can also help with behavioural issues.


Can I get my dog neutered in Tonbridge?


Why do we spay bitches?

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies and seasons
  • It reduces the risk of mammary tumours later in life
  • It reduces the risk of an infected uterus
  • Prevents the risk of ovarian tumours
  • Prevents bitches from roaming

We recommend spaying at six months of age, before her first season. There are however, certain breeds where we recommend spaying after her first season.


Why do we castrate dogs?

  • Prevent testicular tumours
  • Decrease the risk of prostate disease
  • Reduce roaming
  • Reduce territorial marking
  • Reduces aggression

We recommend castrating dogs at six months of age.


At Pennard Vets we follow current veterinary guidelines and neuter male and female cats from four months.


Rabbits can be neut ered from four months of age at Pennard Vets, Tonbridge.