Neutering is the common name for castration, this is the surgical removal of the testicles and is carried out under general anaesthetic. Usually your cat is admitted in the morning to the surgery and is taken home the same day. He will have several stitches which will be removed after approximately ten days.
This procedure can be carried out from 6 months of age onwards.
There are many reasons to consider neutering including preventing unwanted kittens, behaviour problems and of course health reasons. Neutering usually stops male cats marking their territory by spraying urine which can have a strong and offensive odour. Roaming tends to be reduced as the urge to seek out females in heat has been curtailed.
Neutered cats are generally more docile, affectionate and playful as you become the primary focus of their lives. The other great news is they have fewer medical problems, they eat less and live longer on average.
For further information on neutering and to book an appointment please get in touch with our team