The importance of dog neutering as puppy season approaches

February 15, 2024

Spring heralds the arrival of a strikingly beautiful season in Surrey, as well as the start of ‘puppy season,’ when the allure between un-neutered male and female dogs inevitably intensifies.

Managing unexpected litters can pose significant challenges. That’s why dog neutering is a vital measure to prevent them. In this article, our Vet, Darren Partridge, will delve into the reasons why dog neutering is essential for responsible pet ownership and the wellbeing of our beloved furry companions.

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Benefits of dog neutering

Preventing unplanned litters

Spring brings about an increase in dogs roaming in search of mates. This heightened activity raises the likelihood of pregnancies, posing challenges for owners of female dogs and contributing to overcrowded animal shelters and homeless puppies, predominantly from strays. To mitigate the influx of spring puppies, Darren emphasises the importance of proactive neutering, which plays a pivotal role in alleviating the strain on animal shelters and charities throughout Greater London.

Dog health benefits

Neutering can provide several health benefits for dogs. Darren advises that it can help to reduce the risk of certain reproductive cancers and uterine infections in females. Neutered males are less likely to roam, reducing their risk of accidents and injuries and becoming separated from you. Contact us to book a neutering consultation.

Dog behaviour improvements

According to Darren, neutering can bring about positive behavioural changes in your dog. It can often reduce territorial marking, aggression, and the urge to roam, leading to a happier, more balanced pet. Plus, without the concern of pregnancies or mating behaviours, you can offer improved daily care and attention to your pet. Dealing with being ‘in season’ and phantom pregnancies can be unpleasant for both pet and owner.

Unexpected problems

Unplanned litters can lead to unexpected financial burdens, including ensuring you can give them the best puppy nutrition for the best start in life – ask our team about this. Unexpected health problems for your female dog can arise during the birth too. Plus, you will need to do plenty of research to find their perfect homes and ensure they are in good health to be adopted by a new a family. Neutering your dog is a cost-effective way to avoid these unexpected expenses.

Dog neutering is an essential aspect of responsible pet ownership, which becomes even more critical during puppy season. So as spring arrives, Alpha Vets is asking owners to consider the benefits of dog neutering and to play their part in creating a better future for our four-legged friends. Contact us on 0208 943 2303 to discuss dog neutering today.

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