Spay - Female Sterilisation
This is a process where the female reproductive organs are removed in a simple operation. Performed under anesthetic so painless to the animal but beneficial in many ways. This prevents pregnancy and unwanted puppies.
Recovery time is fast and there will be no change in the dogs personality. 
She will not come into heat or season and attract male dogs.
Neuter - Male Sterilisation
This is a process where the male testicles are removed in a simple operation. Performed under anesthetic so painless to the animal but beneficial in many ways. This prevents a male dog impregnating numerous females. Contrary to the common myth a male dog will not get fat and lazy after the operation should proper dietary care be taken.
Good reasons to spay and neuter

Healthier Pets- Spaying or neutering increases your pet's chances for a longer, healthier life. Spaying your female pet before her first estrous cycle (that is, before she reaches sexual maturity) greatly reduces her chances of developing breast cancer and completely eliminates the threat of uterine and ovarian cancer and uterine infection, which are common occurrences in unaltered females.

Neutering your male dog or cat prevents testicular tumors and may prevent prostate problems. Neutering also decreases the possibility of perianal tumors and hernias, which are commonly observed in older, unaltered dogs. Because neutered cats are less likely to roam, the threat of abscesses caused by bites and diseases transmitted by fighting are greatly reduced.

Better family pets - Yes that's right they will be happier and better pets. An altered dog or cat is a better pet for your family.  Males neutered early in life are less aggressive toward other males and are not distracted by females in heat. Therefore, a neutered male will be less tempted to leave your property and cross that dangerous street or motorway searching for a mate. Neutered males also are less likely to mark every one of your (or your neighbor's) expensive shrubs with his urine as well as inside the house. 

Female dogs are cleaner in the home - When a female dog is in season she will pass fluid in the form of a bloody substance for about 10 days twice a year. This can stain furniture and carpets. Spaying eliminates this. Spaying your female pet eliminates the problem of stray males camping in your yard and decreases her desire to roam and breed.

Unwanted Puppies - If your female is spayed she will not become pregnant therefore you will not have to deal with unwanted puppies. Male dogs will not be able to impregnate females at will and you, as a responsible owner, can rest assured that you are not part of the increasing dog number problem but rather part of the solution.

Overpopulation - Each year, tens of thousands (approx. 30,000 in Ireland last year) of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanised (killed) in pounds across the country. Many pet orphans are the result of accidental breeding by free-roaming, unaltered pets. The more pets spayed or neutered, the fewer dogs and cats will have to be destroyed. Hundreds of dogs and cats are turned away from 'NO KILL' animal shelters each year because there is simply not enough room at to accommodate them.

Dangerous Dogs - Most male dogs involved in Road Traffic accidents are following the scent of a female. Many cases of female dogs who have been chased and attacked by other male dogs are seen in the Animal Shelters. If your dog is the cause of a road traffic accident or aggression causing injury to another animals you are responsible for loss or damage. (Insurance to cover this and vet fees is available see for more details on pet plan)

It is your duty to have your dog spayed or neutered as part of responsible ownership and vet care. It is best to have this done whether the dog is pedigree or cross breed young or mature. For more information you can contact us. See more at

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