Hi dog lovers! Is your dog spayed or neutered? If not, older females are prone to breast tumours & a life-threatening disease of the womb called pyometra. Females can even go through phantom pregnancies. Males are at greater risk of testicular cancer & prostate disease.
If dogs escape to mate, they could get lost or injured & unneutered males can become aggressive & wait outside the house of a dog on heat. Spaying also fights against the over saturation of puppy’s on the market & left in animal charities.
Letting your dog have a litter first is of NO health benefit so please neuter as early as possible! If you adopt, the charity will spay or neuter first & is included in your adoption fee. If you are on Social Welfare, you can use Dogs Trust subsidised mobile clinic service.