This procedure removes both testicles, thus taking away the main source of the male hormone testosterone. Uncastrated males are more likely to have behavioural problems including aggression with other dogs, which can increase the chance of your pet becoming injured. Older dogs may have diseases such as enlargement of the prostate gland that can be controlled by castration.
The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and your pet will usually go home the same day. Castrations can be carried out at any time but usually from when he is six months old.
If you have any questions about neutering, please do speak with any of the Vet4life team – we’ll be only too happy to give personalised advice for you and your pet.