Pet neutering in Claygate
If you are looking for highly skilled Vets who offer pet neutering in Claygate, you’ve come to the right place. At Claygate Vets, our long-standing team has many years’ experience neutering a variety of pets and will take excellent care of yours whilst they are with us for their procedure. If you aren’t sure when is the right time to neuter your dog, cat, rabbit, or another pet, our experienced team can advise you.
Neutering your pet
Choosing to have your pet neutered at Claygate Vets, means choosing a first-class team of Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses to care for your pet. Before your pet’s neutering surgery, they will receive 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.
With most routine neutering surgeries, pets are discharged the same evening. One of our friendly Nurses will contact you with an update on your pet’s recovery before giving you a time to come and pick them up.
Our Small Animal facilities include a state-of-the-art operating theatre and equipment, and comfortable patient wards where your pet will be closely monitored and given time to recuperate.
Typically, pets are 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.
What does the procedure entail?
Neutering, or de-sexing, is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthesia. In female pets, the procedure is also called “spaying” and involves removing the ovaries and the uterus (or the ovaries only in ‘keyhole’ techniques). In male pets, the procedure is also called “castration” and is the removal of the testicles.
What are the benefits?
At Claygate 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 helps prevent any unwanted pregnancies and offspring, in turn reducing the number of unwanted pets in shelters and strays on the streets.
- 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 & prostate 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 – female pets can go through phantom pregnancies and become withdrawn or hostile towards other pets during their seasons. Likewise, when a female (typically cats & dogs) is in season, any nearby males can become extremely agitated and unruly.
Keyhole spays for female dogs
We are pleased to 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
Dogs in particular are more likely to gain weight after being neutered. Once your pet has been neutered, we encourage you to bring them to see our Nursing team for regular weight check appointments.
Our Nurses use weighing scales as well as body condition scoring to identify if your pet is overweight. They will then provide nutritional and exercise advice tailored to your pet.
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