Cat Neutering

Neutering your cat, whether it is male or female, has a number of advantages for both health and behaviour. Neutering can usually be done from 4 months of age but we will advise if this should be delayed for any reason.

Both male and female cats are treated as day patients for their surgery.

Castration involves removal of both testicles via a simple incision and minimal aftercare is required.

Spaying a female cat involves a hysterectomy and removal of both ovaries preventing further seasons. The spay wound is usually on the left side and your cat will be discharged with an elizabethan collar, or a 'bucket' to wear to prevent her licking at the wound. It is important to keep this on as persistent licking can cause the wound to open.

Neutering is a routine procedure that is carried out almost every day by our vets. You will be given full advice regarding aftercare of your cat, but for further information please do not hesitate to contact the surgery if you are concerned about anything.