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Why neuter?

Did you know that kittens can reach sexual maturity from around the age of 4 months old? This means they can then have kittens themselves! Neutering prevents unwanted pregnancies, helps control the cat population, reduces the likelihood of your cat developing certain conditions (mammary cancer and pyometra (womb infection) in females and FIV and Leukaemia virus in males transmitted through cat bites from fighting), and also curbs undesirable behaviours. Castrated males are much less likely to stray, spray, fight and be run over while wandering, whilst spaying females means they won’t come into season and ‘call’, thus avoiding drawing competitive toms to your house.

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When to neuter?

“Traditionally male and female cats have often been neutered at six months of age, but this is after many cats reach sexual maturity and not based on any scientific rationale. For social, health and population control reasons, it is now recommended neutering should routinely take place at around 4 months of age.

In accordance with the charity International Cat Care’s recommendation, and Cat Protection’s early neutering scheme, we recommend neutering between 4 and 5 months of age.

Why choose us to neuter your cat over other practices?

We treat neuterings with the same standard of care as all our other surgical procedures, and whilst we reduce the cost of our surgical time to make the procedure as cost effective as possible, we never compromise on safety or sterility.

Visit our Standards page for more information on our surgical standards of care.