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14 Mar 2007

Not sure what to do
I have two problems. Firstly, i found a stray kitten in a deliveries area in a popular shopping centre about a month back. What vaccine does the kitten require (3 months old). Secondly, i have basset hound which around 18 months old and has not been neutered, can he still be neuted at this age? Please advise. Thank You
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

The kitten will need two doses about 3 weeks apart one of which will contain the rabies vaccine. It is probably never too old to neuter a male animal. The only thing is that some of the learned behaviour will not be affected - for example cocking the leg when urinating. If done before about 8-10 months, males will squat to urinate. If done at a later age they will continue to cock the leg after castration.
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