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Early cat neutering is important as cats reach reproductive maturity rapidly; we recommend cat neutering for both female and male around four months of age, following the RSPCA and Cats Protection guidelines. Spaying a female cat involves removing their ovaries and uterus. Castrating a male cat involves removing both of its testes.

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Neutering your cat Cat Neutering and Spaying:

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies and womb infections

  • Can help prevent tumours and breast cancer

  • Can also help prevent testicular cancer and prostate disease

  • Assists in preventing roaming and aggressive behaviour
    It’s normal to neuter! 86% of owned cats in the UK are neutered*

*PSDA Paws report 2020

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Should I let my cat have one litter before being neutered?

This happens to be a common question, and there are no known health benefits to letting your cat have a litter; this is also the same for dogs and rabbits.

General Anaesthesia Before Cat Neutering

Your pet requires a general anaesthetic for cat neutering; here at Maven Vets, we have measures in place to ensure their safety during the procedure. A dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) will monitor your pet throughout their surgery and recovery. All anaesthesia comes with some form of risk; however, these are very low, especially neutering, as pets are often young, fit, and healthy when having this procedure.

Risk levels of anaesthesia increase with a pet’s age, certain breeds and if your pet has any underlying health conditions. We can perform a pre-anaesthetic blood test before your catt’s surgery to detect any underlying illnesses; this can be discussed when booking in for the procedure and on the day of their surgery. Your catt will receive a premedication to relax them and will also receive two types of pain relief. Rest assured the Maven Vets team will be with your cat every step of the way.

Your pet will stay the day with us

On admission, we will discuss the procedure and go through the consent form. Please note we must gain a signature from the registered owner (over 18) or authorised agent on the consent form. Your cat will be admitted as a ‘day patient’, and they will be discharged later that day once our team are happy with how your pet has recovered. During your cat’s discharge appointment, the team will go through everything you need to know about caring for your pet after their surgery and their pain relief medication. We are always at the end of the telephone for you and your pet, so please contact us if you have any further questions once you have your cat settled back at home via 0208 337 2214

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Please bring your cat in a secure cat basket with a blanket that smells of home. Cats are territorial creatures who prefer to stay in areas familiar to them; click here to read how you can prepare for travelling to us with your cat. Here at Maven Vets, we hold the ISFM Gold accreditation which means our practice has everything in place to help your cat have a positive experience with us.

Pet Health for Life Offer

Pet Health for Life members can claim a 10% discount off any neutering procedure. Our Pet Health for Life plan offers preventative health, and you could be saving each year on what you spend on your pet treatment wise. 

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Further reading:

Neutering your dog    |    Neutering your rabbit

 

 

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