Pet neutering in Teddington
At Alpha Vets, our long-standing team has many years’ experience carrying out pet neutering in Teddington. Talk to us about when is the right time to neuter your dog, cat, rabbit, or another other pet.
Pet neutering at Alpha Vets
What does the procedure entail?
Neutering is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthesia. In female pets, the ovaries and uterus (or the ovaries only in ‘keyhole’ techniques) are removed and this is also called “spaying”. In male pets, the testicles are removed and this procedure is also called “castration”.
What are the benefits of pet neutering?
At Alpha Vets, we believe that pet neutering is the most responsible action you can take as a pet owner if you are not going to breed from your pet. Here’s why:
- Spaying and castration prevent unwanted pregnancies.
- It helps your pet lead a healthier life by reducing the risk of developing certain diseases and health conditions: in females, mammary cancer and pyometra (infection of the womb); in males, testicular cancers, gland tumors, and hernias.
- It can stop some undesirable behaviours such as marking and urinating indoors, wandering off in search of a mate, and sexual aggression.
- Neutering can make some pets easier to live with i.e. female pets can become withdrawn/hostile towards other pets during their seasons and they can go through phantom pregnancies. Likewise when a female (typically cats & dogs) is in season, any nearby males can become extremely agitated and unruly.
Why choose pet neutering at Alpha Vets?
Choosing Alpha Vets in Teddington, means choosing a first-class team of veterinary surgeons and nurses to care for your pet. Before the neutering surgery, your pet will undergo a health check and your vet may advise pre-surgery blood tests. These tests can pick up certain underlying health conditions that may affect your pet’s surgery and are especially important for pets entering their senior years.
Our Small Animal facilities include state-of-the-art operating theatres and equipment, and comfortable patient wards where your pet will be closely monitored and given time to rest.
In most routine cases, your pet can usually be discharged the same evening – our veterinary nurses will contact you with an update on your pet’s recovery before giving you a time to come and pick them up.
Pets are usually back to running around later that day, or the next day. However, they will need to wear a buster collar or pet t-shirt to stop them licking the surgical site, and you may be advised that your pet should take it a little easier for a short period of time
Save on your pet’s neutering with our Healthy Pet Club!
Get 10% OFF neutering when you become a member of our Healthy Pet Club – learn more.
Keyhole spays for female dogs
We are pleased to also offer keyhole spays (also known as laparoscopic surgery) for female dogs, over at our sister practice, Molesey Vets. This type of procedure is less invasive and promotes quicker healing, faster recovery time, and less scarring. Find out more.
Pet neutering & weight management
It’s a common fact that dogs in particular are more likely to gain weight after being neutered. Following your pet’s procedure, we encourage you to bring them to see our nursing team for a weight check appointment.
Our nurses use weighing scales as well as body condition scoring to identify if your pet is overweight. They will then provide tailored nutritional and exercise advice for your pet.
Pet neutering in Teddington – book a consultation today.