If you would like your pet to be neutered please call our reception team and they will give you all the information you require and will book an appointment for you.

Pets for neutering are admitted to Broadleys Veterinary Hospital in Stirling on the morning of their operation and usually go home the same day. A nurse appointment for discharge includes comprehensive post-operative guidance and follow-up appointments are arranged at the same time.

Advantages of Neutering 

 

Male Dogs

  • Prevents breeding
  • Prevents testicular cancer
  • Considerably reduces the risk of prostate disease including prostate cancer
  • If carried out when young can modify hormone related behaviours such as aggression, mounting, marking or roaming

We advise neutering from six months of age, following a full health check. 

Female dogs

  • Prevents breeding and unwanted puppies
  • Removes the inconvenience of seasons with bleeding and unwelcome attention from male dogs
  • Prevents false pregnancies
  • If spaying is carried out before or after the first season the risk of mammary cancer in later life is much reduced
  • Prevents pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection) in later life
  • Prevents cancer of the uterus and ovaries

We advise neutering three months after the first season, following a full health check. 

 

Male cats

  • Prevents breeding
  • Prevents unwanted breeding-related behaviours such as straying, fighting and urine spraying
  • Fewer fights reduces the risk of contracting infectious diseases
  • Prevents testicular cancer

We advise neutering tom cats from around 6 months of age, following a full health check. 

Female cats

  • Prevents breeding and unwanted kittens
  • Prevents behaviour changes associated with seasons
  • Reduces the risk of mammary cancer
  • Prevents pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection) in later life
  • Prevents the risk of cancer of the uterus and ovaries

We advise neutering female cats from around 5 to 6 months of age, following a full health check. 

 

Male rabbits

  • Prevents breeding
  • Reduces unwanted behaviours such as urine spraying and aggression
  • Prevents testicular cancer.

We advise neutering buck rabbits from around 6 months of age. 

Female rabbits

  • Prevents breeding and unwanted litters
  • Prevents false pregnancies
  • Reduces unwanted behaviours such as urine spraying and aggression
  • Prevents pyometra (a life-threatening uterine infection)
  • Prevents cancer of the uterus and ovaries

We advise neutering does from around 6 months of age.