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Neutering is the process by which pets are surgically prevented from reproducing. In the case of males the operation involved is termed castration: in females it is called spaying.
A dog can be castrated at any age but it is generally thought best to wait until he is physically mature before doing so. (This can vary from 6 months to 1½ years depending on the breed. Smaller breeds mature much quicker). In bitches spaying is normally done after the first season.
Dogs Trust – Low cost neutering is available for people on means-tested benefits:
To see if a local vet is presently taking part in the scheme call the Dogs Trust 0333 202 1148.
Please note: we do not offer a neutering scheme.
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