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Neutering Telford

Neutering Near Telford

Spay & Castration for Cats, Dogs and Rabbits near Telford

Are you looking for Neutering in Telford? Trusted Vets formerly Tudor House offers Neutering at our clinic in Wolverhampton.

Neutering is a surgical procedure which removes the reproductive organs from an animal making it impossible for them to bear offspring. In male animals, this involves castration (complete removal of the testicles) and in females, this usually involves removing the ovaries and womb (more commonly known as spaying).

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Neutering Telford

Neutering FAQs

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WHEN SHOULD I GET MY PET NEUTERED?

Cats – It is advised to sterilise cats before the age of five months. Stopping unexpected pregnancies and significantly reducing male cat spraying and marking while still giving the kittens time to develop. Kittens who are sterilised at this age recover quickly after surgery.

Dogs – Prior to the first heat, small-breed dogs should be spayed or neutered at six months old. Large-breed dogs should be neutered after their growth ceases, which is often between the ages of 9 and 15 months. Your veterinarian can provide guidance on when or whether to spay a large-breed female dog.

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HOW LONG DOES A DOG NEED TO RECOVER AFTER BEING NEUTERED IN THE UK?

Spaying and neutering will require at least two weeks and possibly more for your pet to recover completely. Even if your pet usually lives outside, it is crucial to keep him or her inside at all times for the next 10 days (except when going to the bathroom) to avoid infection and improve healing.

WHAT IS MY PET ALLOWED AND NOT ALLOWED TO DO POST NEUTERING?

For the next 10 to 14 days, your pet should be under close observation.  Avoid bathing your pet and avoid topical ointments on the incision site since the surgical adhesive will break down too quickly if it gets wet. Although dogs can be walked on a leash to relieve themselves, pets must be kept indoors where they can be tidy, dry, and warm. Steer clear of excessive playing, running, and jumping. Exercise puts your pet at greater risk of developing swelling around the incision site, which might cause the sutures to dissolve too soon. No swimming, or playing in the snow. Don’t allow your pet to lick, scratch, or chew the incision. A collar must be applied if this happens in order to avoid any potentially dangerous post-operative complications. Up to one month following surgery, male dogs and cats can still become pregnant with an unsterilized female.

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THE BENEFITS OF NEUTERING YOUR PET?

Unwanted behaviours like scent marking may be reduced in male dogs after neutering.

Given that neutered dogs may be less easily distracted by non-neutered canines, neutering may be advantageous for training.

Whether your pet is a male or a girl, neutering enhances its general health. Pregnancy-related health concerns, certain cancers, and deadly infections can all be eliminated.

By avoiding the needless costs of unexpected pregnancies and raising puppies or kittens, neutering can help people save money. Additionally, it lowers high vet expenditures linked to specific ailments.

Female dogs who have not been neutered are more likely to develop mammary tumours. Some tumours and uterine infections (pyometra), which can be very expensive to treat and perhaps fatal, can be avoided by neutering your pet.

Male Dogs who have undergone neutering may be less prone to exhibit violence toward or become the target of aggression from other canines.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR DOG IS NOT NEUTERED AT THE RIGHT AGE?

Delaying the neutering of a dog can have several consequences that may impact the health of the individual animal. One primary concern is the increased risk of unwanted behaviours and potential health issues associated with intact males. Unneutered dogs are more prone to exhibit territorial aggression, roaming tendencies, and a higher likelihood of engaging in urine marking.

From a health perspective, delaying neutering may expose male dogs to a greater risk of developing certain medical conditions. Unneutered males are more susceptible to testicular tumours and prostatic diseases, which can significantly impact their overall well-being. Additionally, behavioural problems associated with intact males, such as increased aggression, may result in a higher likelihood of injuries or altercations with other dogs.

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CAN MY MALE DOGS CHARACTER CHANGE AFTER BEING NEUTERED?

Neutering, or castration, is a surgical procedure commonly performed on male dogs to remove their testicles, which are the primary source of testosterone. While individual responses may vary, many male dogs experience changes in behaviour and health following neutering. One noticeable difference is a reduction in sex drive and the associated behaviours influenced by hormonal fluctuations. Neutered dogs often exhibit decreased interest in mating, reduced roaming tendencies, and a diminished urge to mark territory with urine.

Hormone-related behaviours, such as aggression and mounting, tend to decrease after neutering. Testosterone, the key hormone the testicles produce, plays a significant role in influencing these behaviours. Neutering mitigates the impact of testosterone on the dog’s behaviour, resulting in a more even-tempered and sociable companion. However, it’s important to note that while neutering can address certain behavioural issues, it may not eliminate all pre-existing behaviours, especially if they have become ingrained habits.

AFTER NEUTERING, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A MALE DOG'S HORMONES TO SETTLE?

The timeline for the hormonal changes to settle in a male dog after neutering can vary based on factors such as the dog’s age, breed, and individual physiology. Generally, the immediate effects of neutering, including a reduction in testosterone levels, can be observed within a few days following the surgery. However, it’s important to note that behavioural changes may take longer to manifest as the body adjusts to the absence of sex hormones.

In many cases, the initial post-surgical recovery period is relatively short, with most dogs returning to their normal activities within a week. However, the hormone stabilisation and behaviour modification process may extend over several weeks to a few months. During this time, pet owners may notice a gradual reduction in behaviours influenced by hormones, such as territorial marking, roaming tendencies, and mounting. Individual differences in response time should be expected, and pet owners are advised to be patient and consistent in reinforcing positive behaviours during the adjustment period.

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