Neutering

Did you know that February is Neutering Month?
News and Comment
Did you know that February is Neutering Month?
This is a rather strange one (and I have to say I think it’s rather unfortunate it falls over Valentine’s Day!), but neutering is a major issue in animal health. There are three reasons for this - it’s widely carried out…
February 1, 2018 • 148 shares
Ask a vet online - 'my dog only has one testicle down - what is the best age to have him neutered?'
Dogs
Ask a vet online - 'my dog only has one testicle down - what is the best age to have him neutered?'
Question from Pam Gilmour Hi my chi(huahua) is 6 months , he only has one testicle. I will be having him done, what would be the best age to wait to see if it will come down? Answer from Shanika (online vet) Hi Pam and t…
November 26, 2013 • 225 shares • 227 comments
Cats
New study shows that spayed & neutered dogs live for longer and die of different diseases compared to entire dogs
It was just last month that I wrote a blog here about the pros and cons of the decision on whether or not to spay/castrate your dog. This seems to be an area which is coming under increasing scrutiny by researchers, perh…
July 7, 2013 • 24 shares
Dogs
Was I wrong to castrate my young male dog? And is it wrong to spay young female dogs?
I knew I wasn't going to breed from my Hungarian Viszla so I made the decision to have him neutered which I did at six months old. Since then I have been told by the breeding fraternity that neutering at such an early ag…
May 24, 2013 • 2 shares • 16 comments
Dogs
Thinking of getting a puppy?
This week I have seen two different families who each bought a puppy with very little thought or planning and then ran into problems that caused the animals to be rehomed (with one narrowly avoiding being euthanised), as…
March 29, 2012 • 11 shares
Pet Diet and Nutrition
What Your Rabbit Really Needs
Rabbits are really popular pets in the UK, second only to cats and dogs, and they can make great companions. However, despite peoples best efforts their needs are often misunderstood and rather than being treated as the…
August 31, 2011 • 2 comments
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