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Neutering

Why get your pet neutered?

At The Vet, we offer a high-quality neutering service for cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other furry friends. And it costs a lot less than you might expect.

Why should I neuter my pet?

  • Stops unwanted male attention and pregnancy in females
  • Reduces the risk of testicular cancer and uterus infections and cancer
  • Reduces urine marking and roaming in male dogs and cats
  • Reduces mature males’ aggressive behavior
  • Prevents messy female bleeding
  • Cuts sibling mating and associated birth defects and deformities
  • Cuts vet fees for pregnancy and birth problems
  • No need to re-home, vaccinate, worm and flea-treat unexpected offspring
  • Owners have a responsibility to meet their animal’s needs under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

What’s the procedure?

A female is spayed, which is the removal of her womb and ovaries
A male is castrated – this means his testicles are removed
Operations are carried out under general anaesthetic following a pre-med sedative, and animals usually recover quickly. We’ll monitor your pet for 2-3 hours, after which they can go home.

Is neutering painful?

We do everything we can to make your pet as comfortable as possible during and after the operation. As well as the injections received on the day, your animal may go home with oral pain relief, which we’ll explain how to administer.

Are there any risks?

There’s always a risk with general anaesthetic – albeit minimal – so a nurse will monitor heart and breathing the entire time. If your pet is eight years or older, the vet will recommend a blood test to check overall health before the anaesthetic. And to minimise risk of post-op infection, we’ll explain how to care for your pet at home after the procedure.

When should it be done?

Neutering is traditionally done at a young age; however, the operation can be performed at any age. We can talk through the options and advise you on the best time for your pet to be spayed or castrated.

What does it cost?

This varies depending on the clinic and the type, size and sex of your animal. Click here to find out how much neutering at The Vet will cost for your pet.

How do I book neutering procedures at The Vet?

  • Come in for a pre-op check-up (included in neutering cost)
  • Book the procedure
  • Arrive for procedure, check your pet in for an admit consultation, leave your pet at The Vet and await an update call from the clinic once the procedure has happened
  • Collect your pet with any medications prescribed, make payment
  • Return for a post-op check-up 2 days later and 10 days to have stitches removed (included in neutering cost). Male cats shouldn’t require post-op check unless there is a problem

Why choose The Vet?

  • We’re open every day
  • There’s lots of free parking on-site
  • Stress-free separate waiting areas and wards for cats and dogs
  • With clean, contemporary clinics, the latest equipment and experienced teams, your pet will receive the highest quality care

 

Why not register now – or walk in to your local clinic. If you have any questions our friendly staff will be happy to help.