We recommend Neutering!
Unless you are planning to breed from your Dog or Cat, we recommend that you have them neutered.
This not only prevents unplanned or unwanted Puppies or Kittens from being born, but prevents and protects against various diseases including pyometra (infected womb) and mammary, testicular and prostate cancers.
It also reduces straying, aggression and other antisocial behaviours.
Male dogs can be castrated anytime from 6 months old.
Females should ideally be spayed at five and a half to six months old, before their first season begins. This helps to prevent mammary tumours developing in later life.
It is, however, important that she is not coming into season, or just finishing a season at the time of neutering. We will check for this on the morning of her procedure.
Male Cats can be castrated anytime from 5 months old.
Females can often be spayed from three months old, however we would ask that you book your admit appointment with a Vet to check them ahead of the procedures.
Before the Day
Please see the below pre-operative information which outlines what you need to do in advance of your visit.
On the Day
Both Dogs and Cats need to stay with us in the surgery for the day.
We will provide them with pain relief by injection at the time, and they will also go home with more for the next day or two just to avoid unnecessary discomfort.
We use intradermal dissolvable skin stitches, which means we do not have to physically remove the sutures.
Information on after-care will be given to you during your discharge appointment with our Vets or Nurses.
For Dogs, we do ask you to keep them on a short lead, for at least 7 days, to minimise the risk of any complications. They may also need to wear a buster collar for a week, to stop excessive licking which could introduce infection into the wound.
We provide a FREE check-up with our Nurses, 3-7days after the operation, so we can ensure that the wound is healing well.