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  • Puppy Spaying | Dog Neutering | Alder Vets

What Is Puppy Spaying?

Puppy spaying is the surgical procedure of removing the ovaries and uterus of female dogs to prevent them from reproducing. This routine operation is carried out under general anaesthesia by our experienced veterinary surgeons at Alder Vets.

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What Are the Benefits of Puppy Spaying?Two dogs after puppy spaying at Alder Vets

Spaying your puppy offers numerous benefits, ensuring their long-term health and well-being. Key benefits include:

  • Prevention of unwanted pregnancies and phantom pregnancies.
  • Reduces the risk of mammary tumours and uterus infections.
  • Eliminates the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Decreased tendency to roam in search of a mate, reducing the risk of accidents and loss.

Dog Neutering: The Responsible Choice

Besides these numerous health benefits, the primary reason for dog neutering is to control the overpopulation of unwanted puppies. Unfortunately, many puppies and dogs end up in shelters or abandoned on the streets every year, leading to overcrowding and the euthanasia of healthy animals.

Neutering helps reduce the number of unwanted litters, ensuring that no puppy is left without a home. It also encourages responsible pet ownership, making sure your pet receives the care and attention they deserve.

What Age Is Right for My Pet?

The ideal age for spaying your puppy is around six months old, before their first season. However, it can also be done after their first season based on your veterinarian’s advice. The timing can vary depending on the breed and individual health of your puppy.

Is Puppy Spaying Safe?

At Alder Vets, we prioritise the safety and comfort of your pet. Our team of skilled veterinary professionals uses state-of-the-art equipment and follows the highest standards of care to ensure that the neutering procedure is as safe and stress-free as possible for your dog.

The Puppy Neutering Process

Our neutering process is designed with your pet's health and recovery in mind. Under general anaesthesia, our experienced surgeons perform the spaying operation with precision. Post-surgery, we provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and pain relief to ensure a smooth recovery for your puppy. A check-up appointment is scheduled to monitor your pet’s progress.

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Should I Let My Dog Have One Litter Before Spaying Her?

There is no medical or behavioural benefit to allowing your dog to have a litter before spaying. In fact, spaying your dog before their first heat cycle significantly reduces the risk of mammary tumours and eliminates the risk of uterine infections.

What Is the Recovery Time After Puppy Spaying?

The recovery period after spaying is typically around two weeks. During this time, it is essential to provide your dog with plenty of rest and follow the aftercare instructions provided by our veterinary team. Recovery times can vary slightly between different breeds, but our team will support you throughout the process to ensure your pet heals properly.

Why Alder Vets for Puppy Spaying?

Based in Guildford, Surrey, Alder Vets is your trusted local partner for high-quality veterinary care. We offer:

  • A professional and friendly clinic environment, giving you peace of mind for your pet.
  • Comprehensive in-house surgical services with the latest equipment and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Experienced and compassionate veterinary professionals, who will care for your pet as if they were their own.
  • Year-round care plans to make pet healthcare affordable for you and your furry friend.

Choose Alder Vets for your puppy's spaying needs and ensure they receive the best possible care. Book your appointment today by calling us on 01483 536 306 or book online. Take a proactive step in your puppy's health and well-being with Alder Vets today.

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Alder Veterinary Practice

Unit B

Queen Elizabeth Park

Railton Road




Telephone: 01483 536036

Email: [email protected]

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