We recommend and offer neutering from five to six months of age for cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and occasionally other species. Timing will depend on not only the species but also for instance the size of the dog involved.
There are many benefits for your pet from this operation aside from the obvious prevention of unwanted puppies and kittens, including reducing or removing the risk of suffering from certain types of tumours and infections. Spaying a bitch usually reduces the risk of her suffering the stress of false pregnancies. Neutering often improves your pet's behaviour and reduces fighting, spraying or territory marking, roaming and straying.
Neutering cats in young life will help reduce the possibility of them acquiring infection with FIV.
If you wish to discuss the pros and cons of neutering your pet, or the most appropriate time to do so then please contact us or visit the RSPCA, Cats Protection League or Dog's Trust websites.