Neutering Advice

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The KSPCA recommends the neutering of all cats and dogs not required for breeding, in order to keep down the number of strays, unwanted puppies and kittens who may end up being drowned or abandoned. Both male and female cats and dogs can be neutered at six months or older.

One female cat can, in five years, be responsible for some 20,000 descendants and many of these must inevitably become homeless, with a life that offers only misery, hunger and disease.

Neutering provides a much more satisfacotry and enjoyable pet. A neutered male should refrain from spraying about the house and leaving an unpleasant smell; he should also be disinclined to wander or fight. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary or even beneficial to allow a female to have a litter before neutering.

Neutering will not cause your pet to become overweight and early neutering can reduce the risk of some cancers in both males and females.

The cost of spaying and neutering may seem expensive but it is a lifetime job. The KSPCA also operates a scheme with some of the local vets to assist with the cost of the operation in certain cases of hardship.

Please contact us for more information on neutering and our voucher/assistance scheme on 086-8172167