Neutereing your pets – how much does it cost and why is it so important!

6 Good reasons why you should neuter your pet:

1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.

2.Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.

3.Your neutered male will be much better behaved. Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.

4.It is highly cost-effective.
The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!

5.Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets. ( It is only May and we already have a waiting list of over 150 owned cats waiting to  come in to the rescue and that does not include the stray)

6.Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

There are plenty of places that you can have your pet neutered:

1. If you are on Council tax benefit or Housing benefit you can go to the PDSA for reduced price neutering. (see website for surgery locations)

2. If you are on any other benefit or a low income you can go to the RSPCA clinic (see website for surgery locations)

3.If you have a cat and your really are struggling with the cost of neutering, in special circumstances the Cats Protection League will offer assistance at a much reduced price. (See their website for the contact number for neutering in your area)

4. Companion Care Vets are based all across the U.K and offer a very resonable selection of prices for neutering.