Cats are spayed routinely from 6 months old but can be done before this if there is a specific need.They may be spayed while in season or the very early stages of pregnancy.
If a female cat has had a litter of kittens, the kittens need to be weaned ie no longer feeding from the mother before she can be spayed.
Dogs can be spayed 3 months after their first season, or in between seasons.
First season may occur anytime from 6 months depending on breed and they last approx 3 weeks.
Bitches should be strictly rested for 48 hours and only allowed gentle exercise on the lead until re-examination a week after the operation.
Benefits of spaying :
Stops seasons & unwanted puppies
Attraction of males
Prevents pyometra (womb infection)
Reduces the chance of mammary cancer
Prevents false pregnancies (a hormonal condition of dogs)
There is now an option to choose a Laprascopic bitch spay - Please click on the link