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Neutering is a common term for surgical sterilisation of pets We are dedicated to providing a pain and stress-free service for pets. We use the safest human grade anaesthetics and all animals get pain relief during the surgery and afterwards. There are numerous long-term health benefits to neutering your pet.

In Females

  • Reduces the chances of mammary tumours.
  • Eliminates the chance of getting serious and life-threatening womb infection (pyometra).
  • Prevents unwanted litters.
  • Eliminates annoying heat cycles.

In Males

  • Eliminates the occurrence of testicular and perianal tumours.
  • Reduces the chance of prostate problems.
  • Reduces roaming/straying.
  • Reduces aggression.
  • Reduces urine marking.

Spaying and neutering age recommendations

  • Male and female cats: 4 months.
  • Male and female small dogs – 5-6 months: i.e. prior to first heat.
  • Male and female medium – sized dogs – 9 months: i.e. after first heat to ensure larger breeds more skeletally mature.
  • Male and female large dogs – minimum of 1 year.
  • Giant breed dogs – 18 months – this ensures that they are skeletally mature and may help reduce incidence of osteosarcoma in these breeds.


Everyone at Smith and Foley is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.