Here at Primrose Hill Veterinary Hospital in Dublin we recommend Neutering and vaccinating your pets.
There are several benefits to neutering your pet including reduced chance of developing certain types of cancers, no chance of developing a pyometra (infected uterus) which can be fatal, behavioural benefits and much more.
When to neuter your pets?
Large breed dogs such as Labradors and German Shepherds we recommend allowing them time to fully develop and grow. Ideally spaying them over the age of 18 months.
We recommend all Bitches go through their first heat. This reduces chances of pseudo pregnancies and later in life incontinence. Ideally, we recommend spaying bitches 3 months after their last heat. In smaller dogs this is usually around 6 months.
We recommend castrating your dog at around 6 months of age. Unless your dog is a larger breed then we recommend waiting 9 months to a year.
Cat spay and castrate:
We recommend neutering your cats at 6 months old.