Cats are admitted to the clinic as day-patients, are neutered under general anaesthetic and are generally ready to go home in the afternoon.
We offer pre-anaesthetic blood testing, intravenous fluids during their stay with us and a choice of anaesthetic gases to all animals undergoing surgery. These are available for an additional fee and will be discussed further when booking the neutering and again on the day of the operation. We do not include these extras automatically in all procedures as we appreciate that they may not be essential in all situations and want to offer competitive prices.
As with any surgery there is always a small risk of complications but the incidence is very low. We recommend that your pet is rested for 10 days after surgery and include in the cost a post-operative check-up 2-3 days after the surgery.
Ovariohysterectomies (spays) are performed as a standard through a small flank incision and castrated cats have two small incisions on the scrotum. It is important that your pet doesn’t lick the wound and therefore may require a buster collar or pet shirt.
We include pain relief for 3 days for all cat spays as we believe it is important to ensure their comfort post-operatively. The procedure for a cat castrate is less invasive and therefore they usually only require 24hours worth of pain relief. Any other additional medication would be charged.
Following neutering cats need about 30% less calories which makes it more important that they are fed correctly. Our nurses are very knowledgeable and happy to discuss this with you at any point. We recommend Royal Canin have a neutered range which is a high protein, nutritionally dense, low fat food, which when fed correctly will help your pet stay in ideal shape.