So lets be honest, were a veterinary practice, we want you to neuter your dog.
Neutering, AKA spaying (female dogs) and castration (male dogs).
Shelters are FULL, and the problem is a chronic one. In the UK, Europe and the world.
That’s why we have made our neutering prices reasonable. Have a look at our price list.
Did you know, the younger you neuter your dog, the cheaper it is.
Our neutering prices are the cheapest in Ellesmere Port.
With a few exceptions neutering your dog at 6 months is the best time because it is less risky but carries the most health benefits, your dog will spend less time under anaesthesia, and younger dogs recover quicker than older ones. Overall the operation is a smaller one, than say a dog neutered at 4 years old.
- Your girl will be healthier and can live longer:
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and mammary tumours – fatal in about 50%. Spaying before the first heat offers the best protection.
- Also your boy:
It prevents unwanted litters, prostatic enlargement (and therefore urinary problems), testicular tumours, anal adenomas.
- Your boy won’t want to roam:
An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.
- Neutering is highly cost-effective:
It is cheaper…than caring for a litter and ALL of the below
- Caesarean section
- surgery for woumb infection
- mammary tumours
- testicular tumours
- prostatic enlargement
- anal adenoma
- Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community:
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
- Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation:
Every year, millions of dogs (and cats) are euthanized or suffer as strays. The high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by neutering.
A few links to have a look at if you are undecided:
So don’t bury your head in the sand. Neutering your pet is good for them, for you and for your community as a whole. So please consider it.
If you have any questions please contact us and we will do our best to help. For financial help, some of the above organisations provide assistance so please contact them.
If you’re still undecided the above poem by an anonymous author may ring a chord.
Just a Staffy Cross.
Today is just another day – to me they’re all the same
I have the worst of genes you see, I bear the “Staffy” shame.
The shame is in our numbers, there’s thousands with no home.
Thousands just like me you’ll find, in kennels all alone.
My mum was “just a Staffy”, my father – well who knows?
Mum, too, became unwanted, as the last puppy goes.
And then begins the process, of money-making deals
A life of “moving on” unfolds, who cares how the Staffy feels?
If you have the cash to hand, the Staffy pup is yours
But that pup is getting bigger now, just look at those big paws.
You brought me for your image, thought I’d make you look more tough
But you’ll find my boisterous nature has already got too much.
If you had thought to train me, with kindness and with praise
You would have had a faithful friend to share your darkest days.
I would lay down my life for you, but you simply cannot see
You make sure you get your money back on what you paid for me.
And on it goes, until one day, I’m no longer worth a dime
The retail on an adult staff – not worth the waste of time.
So what happens to a Staffy now? Do you really want to know?
Do you care what will become of us, when we leave our final home?
Have you ever thought to wonder, “Where is that Staffy now?”
The “Staffy” has another name; he’s become a “stray” somehow.
Me, I was put into a car and driven far away
The door held open, I jumped out, I thought to run and play.
It was with joy and happy heart I turned to look for you
You drove away with all my trust and a piece of my heart too.
I wandered round for many days before I was brought here.
Now I wait with heavy heart, trepidation and with fear.
Seven days is all I have you see, seven days for you to claim
The little dog that you threw out, for which you have no shame.
This is my last goodbye now my seven days are up
If only more thought had gone into the future of that pup
As the needle empties to my veins I lay down with one last sigh
I’m sorry I was born a Staff, because it means that I must die.