Canine Neutering

Unless you are planning to breed from your pet we advise that you have your animal neutered.

Male dogs can be neutered from five months of age.  This is a non-invasive procedure that requires an anaesthetic.  The testicles are removed and sutures are inserted to close the skin.  These sutures require removal in ten days time. 

The advantages of neutering are both medical and social. 

Medical

• Reduces risk of testicular cancer
• Reduces risk of prostate disease
• Reduces risk of anal tumours

Social
• Less unwanted sexual behaviour
• Reduces risk of roaming
• Reduces aggression

Female dogs can be neutered from six months of age providing they have not yet had a season.  If your dog has a season prior to six months old, we have to wait until three months after her season before we can have her neutered.

Neutering involves removal of both the ovaries and the uterus.  This ensures that she will no longer be able to have pups and stops her coming into season via removal of her hormonal control. 

Many myths are told about allowing females to have pups prior to being neutered, but none of these stories have been scientifically proven.  What we do know is that neutering the bitch before she has had three seasons greatly reduces the risk of mammary tumours in later life.

Neutering also removes
• the risk of developing womb infections
• the constant season every month
• the need to keep your dog confined for two or three weeks every time she comes into season

Please contact the surgery if you require any more information, we currently are working in conjunction with the Dogs Trust and are offering reduced price neutering to people on certain benefits.

All animals are discharged from the hospital by a qualified nurse who will advise you on post operative care.

Unless you are planning to breed from your pet we advise that you have your animal neutered.

Male dogs can be neutered from five months of age.  This is a non-invasive procedure that requires an anaesthetic.  The testicles are removed and sutures are inserted to close the skin.  These sutures require removal in ten days time. 

The advantages of neutering are both medical and social. 

Medical

• Reduces risk of testicular cancer
• Reduces risk of prostate disease
• Reduces risk of anal tumours

Social
• Less unwanted sexual behaviour
• Reduces risk of roaming
• Reduces aggression

Female dogs can be neutered from six months of age providing they have not yet had a season.  If your dog has a season prior to six months old, we have to wait until three months after her season before we can have her neutered.

Neutering involves removal of both the ovaries and the uterus.  This ensures that she will no longer be able to have pups and stops her coming into season via removal of her hormonal control. 

Many myths are told about allowing females to have pups prior to being neutered, but none of these stories have been scientifically proven.  What we do know is that neutering the bitch before she has had three seasons greatly reduces the risk of mammary tumours in later life.

Neutering also removes
• the risk of developing womb infections
• the constant season every month
• the need to keep your dog confined for two or three weeks every time she comes into season

Please contact the surgery if you require any more information, we currently are working in conjunction with the Dogs Trust and are offering reduced price neutering to people on certain benefits.

All animals are discharged from the hospital by a qualified nurse who will advise you on post operative care.

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Ballyclare Hospital
75 Ballynure Road
Ballyclare
BT39 9AG
028 9332 2223

Abbey Clinic
163 Doagh Road
Whiteabbey
BT36 6AA
028 9036 5573
Cavehill Clinic
136 Cavehill Road
Belfast
BT15 5BU
028 9071 8134

Carrick Clinic
Unit 1 Victoria Road,
Shopping Centre,
Carrickfergus, 
BT38 7JE



                                                   

Ballyclare Hospital
75 Ballynure Road
Ballyclare
BT39 9AG
028 9332 2223

Abbey Clinic
163 Doagh Road
Whiteabbey
BT36 6AA
028 9036 5573
Cavehill Clinic
136 Cavehill Road
Belfast
BT15 5BU
028 9071 8134

Carrick Clinic
Unit 1 Victoria Road,
Shopping Centre,
Carrickfergus, 
BT38 7JE