There are many reasons why we highly recommend that your cat or dog is neutered.
Spaying and castration is healthier for the animal in the long run, and minimizes the risk of various cancers, and other health problems from developing.
Unneutered male cats and dogs may become aggressive if there is a female on heat in the vicinity: this can lead to fighting and injuries
Unneutered male cats and dogs can pick up the scent of a female on heat from up to 2 kilometers away, and they will often run off in search of her. Then, unable to find their way home, they are either picked up by someone or adapt to a miserable life on the street, adding to the growing problem of strays; or worse, are injured or killed.
Even home-loving female dogs can turn into ‘escape artists’ when on heat, in an effort to find a mate. This is dangerous for them, and stressful for you.
Females bleed for up to 2 weeks, every six months or so, which can be unhygienic and hard to cope with.
Animals live in the moment, so your pet will never ‘regret’ being neutered: he or she will not even be aware of any change.
Behaviour changes are very slight, and your pet will most likely be happier and more affectionate, yet still ready to exercise/play/run, just like before. It’s a myth that they will become lazy, so keep on walking to stay fit! He/she will probably get on better with other dogs, and generally be more relaxed.
When is the best time to neuter my pet?
Male cats can be neutered from six months of age
Female cats can be neutered from six months of age
Male dogs can be neutered from six months of age
Females should be neutered three months after a season
What does the procedure involve?
The procedure involves removing the gonads under general anesthesia, the removal of the testicles in males and the ovaries and uterus in females.
Although Neutering is often seen as a ‘standard’ operation, this is not the case.
At Parkview Pet Center, no surgical operation is routine for us, so we use surgical and monitoring equipment of the highest standard.
After the operation, we will ensure your pet has come round before you come and take him/her home.
It may take a couple of days for your pet to recover fully, and he/she should relax quietly until then. We will provide antibiotics and painkillers, if required, so the recovery time passes smoothly and without discomfort.
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Parkview Pet Center - Veterinary Clinic
30 Al Hedaya Street.
Madinat Khalifa North, Doha n/a, US