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Early Neutering for Cats Package & Non Package Prices

We advise that male and female cats are neutered from 12 weeks of age

 

Please click on the video below produced by Cats Protection to see how we neuter kittens between 12 weeks and 4 months

(move to 3.00 for early neutering section of video)

Please note that our prices are specific to the level and standard of care that we provide at Eastcott Vets, they cannot be used as a like for like comparison with other vets as our procedures will not be the same. The procedures detailed above are similar to those carried out at Eastcott Vets. Not all vets will provide the same level of care. Below is a walkthough of what you can expect at our hospital.

Prices for Early Neutering when done as part of our Early Neutering Package

Package includes:

  • 8-10 weeks – 1st Vaccination, health check, free dose of flea treatment, worming treatment and 4 weeks free insurance
  • 12 weeks 2nd Vaccination, Neuter (Spay or Castrate) & Microchip
  • Free post op check up 3- 5 days post surgery. Cats can safely go out 10 days after neutering

Female Cat Early Neuter (Spay)

Package Price

£120
(£55 can be paid at the time of the first vaccination and the balance at the time of the second visit)

Male Cat Early Neuter (Castrate)

(Package Price)

£95

(£55 can be paid at the timeof the first vaccination and the balance at the time of the second visit)

To qualify for this package cats must receive their 2nd vaccination, Neuter and Microchip by 4 months of age


Prices for Early Neutering when NOT done as part of our Early Neutering Package (12 weeks - 4 months)

Female Cat Spay (Neuter ONLY) NON Package Price£78.55
Male Cat Castrate (Neuter ONLY) NON Package Price£52.14

prices do not include midline spays, pregnant cats or male cats with retained testicles


What happens when your cat visits us for Early Neutering

On admission

Kittens only need to be starved for a minimum of 3 hours so for most giving an early breakfast between 7-8 am is ideal (we are sure most kittens will agree!). This is because kittens require more frequent meals to maintain there blood sugars levels as they have fewer reserves than adult cats.

  • When your kitten is admitted they will be given a through physical examination. They will then be settled into our cat ward where we have Pet Remedy and Feliway plug-ins which diffuse calming scents to help keep patients relaxed and stress free. They will have their own comfy bed and water

Anaesthesia & Surgery

  • The anaesthetic is administered in our quiet secluded induction room. The anaesthetic used for Early Neutering patients has been specifically designed for safe use in kittens. It includes excellent pain relief and enables better control of body temperature during the surgery
  • Each patient has an intravenous cannula placed (usually) in the vein in the front leg. This allows us direct access for drugs and fluid before, during and after surgery if required
  • Once the hair is clipped from the surgical site, the area is 'scrubbed up' patients are wheeled to our operating theatres.
  • Trained nurses monitor and record blood pressure, ECG, oxygen levels and temperature throughout the anaesthetic
  • Specialist medical 'Bair hugger' warming blankets or heat pads are used to keep patients warm during the procedure - other warming devices can risk harming anaesthetised patients
  • We have dedicated theatres with very high standards of sterility. Surgical scrubs, shoes, gloves, masks and hats are worn by all staff in theatres
  • We place the microchip and give the second vaccination while they are under the anaesthetic which means that these two procedures are completed without them knowing!
  • After the surgery an injection is given to reverse the effects of the anaesthetic. Patients are then moved to recovery

During recovery

  • We have dedicated recovery kennels where patients are monitored until they are able to fully support their head and their temperature is normalCat friendly clinic logo
  • We have a purpose built oxygen 'kennel' if additional support is required
  • A light meal is offered on recovery to ensure good blood sugar levels are maintained

After surgery

  • A nurse will discharge your kitten and explain how best to care for them from that evening until the wound is fully healed
  • Your kitten will come back for a free check up 3-5 days after surgery
  • If skin stitches are present (rarely) then they will be removed at a free check 10-14 days after the operation

Please click HERE to see the procedure for neutering male cats over 4 months of age
Please click HERE to see the procedure for neutering female cats over 4 months of age

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Eastcott Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
Edison Business Park
Hindle Way, Off Dorcan Way,
Swindon
Wiltshire,
SN3 3FR

Telephone: 01793 528341
email: enquiries@eastcottvets.co.uk