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Neutering

Whether or not to neuter your pet can be a difficult and, sometimes emotional, decision to make. We recognise this and are ready to talk through the pros and cons with you.

Neutering involves removal of the testicles in male animals (castration) and removal of the ovaries and uterus in female animals (spaying). We usually recommend that the procedure be carried out when the animal is about six months old. This ensures that the animal doesn’t develop any unwanted ‘sex linked’ behaviour – for example: spraying urine or ‘interacting’ with objects that they find attractive.

All neutering is carried out under general anaesthetic, which means that your pet will have to be left at the vets for a few hours. They are usually ready to come home around tea time. We generally ask that your animal comes back to the vets the day after the procedure for a check-up, then a week later to have any remaining stitches removed.

If you are not planning on letting your pet have a litter, then we would recommend neutering.

Lake View Veterinary Centre would be happy to make you an appointment for your pet in order to discuss any questions you may have about neutering or the procedures involved.


Members of the Pet Health Club recieve a 20% discount on certain neutering procedures. Click here to learn more.

Health Checks

As they say, ‘prevention is always better than a cure’ and here at Lake View Veterinary Centre, we take routine health checks very seriously. They are very important in assessing the condition of your pet and in helping to detect any underlying diseases or problems. The team are always here for you if you have any questions or concerns about your pet(s), so please do not hesitate to drop into our surgery or give us a call. We’ll always do our best to help.

Practice information

Rushden Vets

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