Unless you are planning to breed from your pet, we would always advise early neutering. 

Dogs - Neutering helps to avoid mammary tumours in bitches as long as they are speyed before their second season (ideally bitches should be speyed before their first season, the exception being dobermans and some other large breed dogs). Castration can also help avoid undesirable behavioural problems in dogs and should be done at around nine months.

Cats - In order to avoid potentially large litters of unwanted kittens in a climate where the re-homing shelters are inundated and to help prevent the spread of feline AIDS, we would advise that cats are neutered at six months old.

Rabbits - Rabbits are neutered to avoid unwanted pregnancies and for behavioural reasons, especially aggression in females.

Other small animals - Speak to the surgery for advice regarding the suitable age for neutering.

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