Neutering

Not only does neutering reduce the number of unwanted kittens, it can also reduce health problems in your cat. Castrated toms are less likely to roam and fight other cats, thus reducing cat bite abscesses and transmission of FIV (the feline equivalent of HIV).

We recommend neutering at four to six months old if you are not planning to breed from your cat.
You can book up to a few days in advance by contacting any of our branches. If we haven’t seen your cat recently we will book an admission appointment in the morning with one of the vets to check your cat is healthy and fit to undergo the operation. Your cat will stay with us for the day and we ask you to call us in the afternoon for an update and to find out when they’ll be ready to go home.

If you will struggle to drop your cat off in the morning, we can normally arrange to admit your cat the evening before.

Your cat will be given an anaesthetic during which he/she will be monitored by a trained nurse with a vet always available to help out. For toms the testicles are removed. For queens the ovaries and uterus are removed via a flank incision.