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The neutering of dogs is one of the most common veterinary procedures performed at Blythwood Vets.

Whilst the recovery time varies between dogs, usually animals are well the day after surgery and can return to normal exercise within 7 days.

Pet neutering

At Blythwood Vets, we continually review and keep abreast of the most current veterinary guidelines and we have brought together some up-to-date facts to help you to make a fully informed decision.

  • Castration prevents unwanted litters.
  • Castration prevents the risk of testicular tumours and prostatic problems.
  • Behaviours such as anxiety and fear aggression are not typically improved by neutering.
  • Castration can reduce or even stop hypersexual behaviour, such as mounting and urine scent-making
    Some non-castrated males can develop aggressive behaviours towards other males. Castration may reduce this behaviour.
  • There is some evidence that castration performed too early, could potentially lead to a higher incidence of orthopaedic conditions such as cruciate ligament injury.

If after having a risk-benefit assessment discussion with your Vet, you decide to castrate your dog, another good question to answer is “At what age do I castrate my dog?” This is largely breed-dependent as sexual maturity occurs at different ages in different breeds.

It’s important to remember that every pet is different and therefore the advice we give about neutering can vary. If you’re considering whether to neuter your dog, we are here to help you make a fully informed decision. We offer pre-neutering consults with our Vets who are able to tailor the advice specifically to your pet.

If you would like to book a pre-neutering appointment or have any questions, please give your local Blythwood Vets branch a call. Our professional team will be more than happy to help.

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Our Locations

Hatch End 

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500 Uxbridge Road
Pinner, Middlesex

020 8421 0510
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm

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Map for Bushey

2 High St
WD23 3DN

020 8950 2002
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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Northwood Vets ** Temporarily Closed**

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Waterlane House
Sandy Lane, Northwood

01923 820059
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 12pm and 3pm - 7pm

Saturday: Closed

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Northwood is currently open across limited hours; therefore, please call us to arrange collections at 01923 820059

Stanmore Vets

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103-105 Stanmore Hill

020 8954 0554
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Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.30 - 7.00pm
Saturday: Closed

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Our Stanmore branch is temporarily closed, during this time please contact our Bushey branch for appointments.

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