Castration (neutering)

Mature intact tomcats are often unsocial animals and can make difficult pets. If male cats are left entire they are prone to:
Fighting
They can suffer serious injuries which can lead to abscesses that require veterinary attention.
Serious viral infections, namely feline Leukaemia and feline immunodeficiency virus which causes cat aids.

Spraying
Tomcats will mark their territory by spraying strong smelling urine onto your walls, carpet and furniture. This can make them very unpleasant indoor pets!

Roaming
This makes them far more likely to be involved in a road traffic accident.

Neutering after they have developed these habits is often less effective then at an early age

Castrating your male cat is a routine operation where the testicles removed. It can be performed from 6 months of age and older. Prior to surgery your cat needs to be fasted. This means no food after 9pm. However, they should have free access to water at all times. He is admitted for surgery on the morning of his operation, usually between 8.30am-9.30am. Your cat will be given a pain relief injection. No more medication will be required. After neutering cats are discharged the same afternoon/evening and can be expected to make a quick recovery.

A neutered cat will need a little less food then an entire cat. We recommend that after castration wean them off kitten food and start to introduce an adult food.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your local branch for more information or to book an appointment.

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