Neutering Information for Cat Owners

Benefits of spaying/castrating your cat

  • Prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  • Prevention of roaming
  • Reduce spraying/scent marking (males)
  • Reduce tendancy to fight with other cats therefore reduce the spread of diseases such as FIV

When are cats ready to be neutered?

Ideally we like to wait until your cat is at least 2kgs or 16 weeks old.

How does it work?

Once you have made the decision to have your cat neutered, they will be booked in to see a nurse for a pre-operative examination. This check up is to ensure they are fit and well enough to undergo a procedure, and to discuss any further questions you may have.

Cat spays are performed by making an incision in the flank (side) and involves removal of the ovaries and the uterus (ovariohysterectomy).

Cat castrates are performed by making two incisions in the scrotum which are left open after the procedure.

On the day

  • Animals are admitted by a nurse between 8.15am-9.30am. Once admitted, they are health checked again, weighed and made comfortable in their beds for the day.
  • Neutering procedures are carried out by the vet who is in theatre that morning
  • On recovery your pet is monitored continuously and once they are awake and happy we offer them some food.
  • Usually your pet is ready to go home between 3pm-5pm but this can vary on the day.

Post operative care

  • After the procedure your cat may be a little bit sleepy for 24-48 hours, this is quite a normal affect of the anaesthetic drugs.
  • You will be sent home with anti-inflammatory pain relief to give your cat for a few days after their procedure, your cat also may have a buster collar (cone) or medical pet shirt.
  • Your pet will have 1 or two post operative checks carried out by a vet or a nurse. If there are stitches on the skin these will be removed at the second post-op check.

As always, if you have any questions on Neutering Information for Cat Owners, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01825 764268 to talk to a member of staff.

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