Appointments/enquiries

01344 299899

Emergencies

01784 557578

Appointments/enquiries

01344 299899

Emergencies

01784 557578

Opening Times - Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm - Saturdays: 8:30am to 4pm

Neutering and Spaying

Neutering or spaying your pet is a simple same-day surgical procedure – an appropriate age for this operation can be discussed with you, but in both male and female dogs and cats this is usually around six months old.  The age does differ for rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and other furries so please do contact us for further advice.

Neutering or spaying your pet creates a healthier, happier and more affectionate animal.  We commonly see infections of the uterus in older unspayed bitches and testicular/prostate cancer in entire dogs, both of which are life-threatening and costly to treat.

Sadly, there are also far too many unwanted dogs and cats in re-homing centres that face long stays and often euthanasia simply because there is no-one to adopt them so we ask all pet owners to think responsibly about neutering or spaying when buying a puppy, kitten or other adorable young furry.

Prior to surgery we will discuss pre- and post-operative care including medication, feeding, exercise and so forth and on the day we will keep you fully informed of your pet’s condition and when they can be collected.

How to care for your pet after neutering or spaying        

  • Dogs – after neutering or spaying dogs should be restricted to walking on a lead for 10 days after their surgery to enable healing.
  • Cats – female cats that have been spayed are advised to be kept indoors for 7-10 days whereas male cats should remain indoors for 2 days to allow sufficient time to heal.
  • Rest – following surgery your pets should be allowed time to rest at home away from excessive noise and disturbance.
  • Feeding – we advise feeding your pet a light meal after surgery such as chicken and rice or white fish. Meals can be purchased at the surgery.
  • Medication – please ensure your pet receives their medication as prescribed. If there is any excessive panting, whining or crying, please call us.
  • Collars – if your pet has been provided with a collar please ensure they wear it, however cumbersome it is.   If you don’t have a collar and your pet is continuously licking their wound, please come and collect a collar or medi-vest to stop them harming themselves.