We would recommend neutering bitches from a clinical point of view for several reasons.
1. Entire bitches carry a much higher risk of mammary tumours. Each season they are allowed to have is associated with a higher risk percentage. Spaying before the first season massively reduces this risk.
2. Entire bitches are at risk of developing pyometra, an infection of the uterus. This can be dangerous for your bitch because it can develop into a toxic condition and involves having surgery under a higher risk situation.
3. Prevents false or ” phantom” pregnancies, which can be distressing for the bitch.
But in our modern over populated world it is also a social issue and needs to be something one considers when taking a pet on.
Neutering can be done before or 3 months after the first season. There are arguments for leaving larger breed bitches until after their first season so please talk to us about your individual pet, and also for full instructions and for booking in for the procedure.
Remember neutered animals do not have to be fat, they just require fewer calories!.