Here at Kensington Veterinary Care we neuter pets every day.
The majority of pet cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets in London are neutered. Whether you should neuter your pet is obviously up to you but we try and give you as much information in the following sections.
What is the difference between neutering, spaying and castrating?
In general spaying refers to the removal of ovaries and uterus from a female animal, castration refers to the removal of testicles from a male animal and neutering can apply to either!
What are the benefits of neutering your dog, cat or rabbit?
- A reduction in the incidence of mammary cancer in female cats and dogs
- A reduction in the incidence of prostate cancer, perineal hernias and perianal tumours in male dogs
- A near elimination of the risk of pyometra in female cats and dogs
- A reduction in the incidence of endometriosis in female rabbits
- Neutered pets live significantly longer than entire ones on average
- Reduced territory marking in male cats particularly
- Reduced aggression in male dogs and cats towards other males
- Reduced roaming behaviour in male cats and dogs
- Elimination of seasons in females with many practical and psychological benefits
When is the best time to neuter your pet?
We recommend discussing this with us in more detail in the practice because each individual case varies. Dogs and cats can be neutered from as early as 3 months.
How much does it cost to neuter or spay my cat or dog?
Our prices for spaying your female cat or dog range from £115 to £350, which includes pre-surgery consultation, the actual operation, painkillers and cone for your pet, and post-surgery consultation.
Our prices for castrating your male cat or dog range from are £90 to £300, which includes pre-surgery consultation, the actual operation, painkillers and cone for your pet, and post-surgery consultation.
Whether you end up neutering your pet is of course, a personal decision for you as the owner of your pet. Our role is to provide you with all the information you require and give you the different options available. We are happy to discuss neutering with you over the phone but some cases will require a visit to the practice so that we can examine your pet and give you the best possible advice.
Do you have any more questions about neutering or spaying your pet? Just call us today on 020 7221 3093 or book online and we are happy to discuss your options in more detail with you.