Spaying & Neutering

We feel that desexing should be done with careful considerations for the circumstances of your individual dog. We must not forget that these are major surgeries, albeit routine. Along with their obvious purpose, our dogs depend on sex hormones to grow and mature too.

If you feel that spaying or neutering is the best route for your dog then we do suggest that 18-24 months is a more appropriate age for your dog to have this procedure carried out. This means that your dog's bones will have finished developing and the urethra will have grown too (relevant particularly for HUA dogs).

Decreases Risk of...

Unwanted Litters

Some sexually motivated behaviours

Pyometra

Testicular Cancer

Mammary Cancer

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Increases Risk of...

Mast Cell Tumours

Cancerous Heart Tumours 

Cancerous Spleen Tumours

Prostate Cancer

Bone Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Lymphoma 

Some sexually motivated behaviours

Hip Dysplasia

Cruciate Ligament Tears

Hormonally Mediated Bladder Infections

Spay Incontinence

Immature Vulva Chronic Bladder Infections

Hypothyroidism

Diabetes

Obesity