Top Reasons to Spay & Neuter your Pet

PVH Team February is the month of LOVE!

It is also Spay & Neutering Awareness Month.



Our vet, Susan Barry, wants to share the Top Reasons to Spay & Neuter:


  • It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanise some of these animals.
  • Neutering your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine chum will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years,  and your feline friend, 3 to 5 years.

  • Neutered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumours/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumours, pyometra, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.


  • Neutering your cat and dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years.



On the day of your pets surgery:


  • Your pet will be admitted into hospital in the morning, fasting, and will spend the day with us, going home that evening.
  • Modern anaesthetics and pain relief medication ensure minimal risk and discomfort for your pet.
  • Your pet may have stitches, which will be removed 10 days after surgery.
  • Your pet may also have to wear a buster collar to stop him or her licking at the stitches.
  • Your pet will make a surprisingly speedy recovery.

Call us on 01 6237044 if you would like to book your pet in with us or if you have any questions about the procedure.


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