Neutering is a general term used to describe the surgical removal of reproductive organs in both male and female cats. This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and so your pet will be admitted into the practice for the day where it will be cared for and continually monitored prior to, during and following the procedure by our dedicated veterinary professionals.
There are many reasons why we recommend neutering for both male and female cats. The benefits of neutering your cat can be both medical and behavioural.
Neutering your cat will ensure it is less likely to wander or stray and also make it less likely to fight and suffer from cat fight abscesses or even contract some serious infectious cat diseases. In addition it will eradicate the chance of female cats developing a potentially fatal pyometra (womb infection) and significantly reduce the risks of developing mammary tumours. For male cats their urine will become much less pungent and they will be less likely to develop unwanted behaviours such us marking their territory inside your home by spraying.
At Clarendon House we work closely with our local Cats Protection and support their philosophy of early neutering which provides health benefits to the cats and also helps to control the feline population. Therefore you are able to book your cat in for neutering from as young as three months of age. All cats will receive a full health check by one of our vets before being booked in for their procedure and at this time we will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have and also advise the most appropriate age for your individual pet. No charge is made for this check unless any treatment is given.
If you would like more information on the benefits of early neutering please visit www.cats.org.uk/early-neutering
Becoming a member of our Healthy Pet Club will provide you with a 20% discount on the cost of neutering your cat and you can also enjoy a wide range of other benefits designed to save you money.
Please do not hesitate to contact the surgery should you require any additional information or would like to book your cat in for a free pre operation check.