SPEY – Female cats and dogs.

Speying or Ovariohysterectomy is the term for removing the female sex glands, both the ovaries and the uterus. Speying is normally done when the animal is 6 months of age or older. This will involve a general anesthetic.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

Prevents troublesome “heat periods” Prevents unwanted kittens/puppies Reduces the chances of developing mammary cancer (breast cancer) Eliminates the possibility of having a uterine infection/cancer which can be life threatening.

CASTRATION – Male cats and dogs.

Castration is the term for removing the male sex glands, the testicles. Castration is normally done when the animal is 6 months of age or older. This will involve a general anesthetic.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

Reduced wandering, lessens the chances of road traffic accidents Reduced aggressive behaviour Prevents Testicular Cancer Prostrate diseases such as Infections, Cancer and Enlargement are less likely to occur in a castrated animal.