Unless you wish to breed from them, our advice is always to have your cat neutered at an early age, before they become sexually active.
What are the benefits of neutering my cat?
- Preventing unplanned, unwanted and costly offspring
- Eliminating specific types of cancer and diseases
- Reducing aggression, spraying and other anti-social behaviour
- Male cats will be less likely to roam and go missing where they possibly endanger themselves.
What is involved in the procedure?
For female cats the ovaries and uterus are removed, for male cats we remove the testicles. Procedures are performed under general anaesthetic and patients are monitored carefully by vets and nurses throughout the procedure and recovery. We recommend that they are kept indoors that night, but the male cats are ready to resume normal exercise the following day. Female cats should be kept calm for a couple of days post procedure.
How long does it take?
Surgery is performed in the morning and most patients recover so quickly that they only stay with us for a few hours and are ready to go home after a light lunch
When can I have my cat neutered?
We recommend spaying female cats from around 5 months old. If you have an older cat that you don’t wish to breed from, the procedure can be done at any age. Unlike dog spays, cat spays can be done at any time during their breeding seasons, although there is a slightly increased risk of bleeding when done during a season. Male cats should be castrated from 5 months of age, but it can be performed in older cats also. The younger the cat, the more successful the suppression of undesirable behaviour.
Call us on 01435 864422 to book your cat in for neutering.