- May encourage calmer, more predictable behaviour making the dog a more suitable family pet.
- May help reduce aggressive and unwanted sexual behaviour, preventing fighting, mounting and destructive behaviour. Dogs that are neutered are also less likely to mark territory or stray!
- Reduces the likelihood of strange behaviour in female dogs coming into heat/season (for about three weeks, twice a year).
- Prevents male dogs desperately attempting to escape and seek out a local female dog in season.
- Removes the significant health risks associated with pregnancy as well as the possibility of potentially fatal womb infections (pyometra).
- Avoids the mess and inconvenience of seasons.
- Reduces or removes the risks of some cancers in both male and female dogs (including testicular and mammary cancers).
- Prevents the unnecessary costs of unplanned pregnancies and raising puppies.
Neutering leaflet October 2016 PDF 414 KB