Nurse Sarah brought beautiful Bella in for a spay today.
The technique used at Penmellyn Vets is a mini-approach, not laparoscopic though with similar advantages of minimal tissue trauma and a tiny wound.
Surgical time is swifter, and our patients typically recover quickly and comfortably.
Bitches should be neutered from 3 months after their first season or 8 weeks after a false pregnancy.
Early neutering will:
Reduce the risk of mammary cancer.
Stop unwanted heats/seasons – the inconvenience of three weeks of bleeding and attractiveness to male dogs. Bitches in season have been known to scale metre high fences to get out.
Reduce the risk of false pregnancies – a very common and distressing condition.
Remove the risk of a pyometra – a life-threatening womb infection very common in older or middle-aged entire bitches.
Reduce the number of unwanted puppies.
Increase the likelihood of obesity – it is important that neutered bitches are fed slightly less (approx. 10%) than entire bitches. Their weight is in your hands and they will only get fat if they are overfed.