Guidelines castrate/spaying

Dog

Castrate

  • Small dogs from 6 months of age
  • Large dogs from 1 year
  • Day Surgery
  • Surgical wound is glued so there are no external sutures to be removed.
  • Buster collar offered to prevent wound being licked!
  • Spaying

    • Either before first season; or 4 months after season (so that signs of possible phantom pregnancy have resolved)
    • External sutures to be removed after 10 days.
    • Buster collar offered to prevent wound being licked!

    Cat

    Castrate

    • From 6 months of age
    • Day surgery
    • No stitches to be removed

    Spaying

    • From 6 months of age
    • Day surgery
    • Surgical wound is glued so there are no external sutures to be removed
    • Buster collar offered to prevent wound being licked!
    • It may be necessary for your cat to board for 24 hours if experiencing a slow recovery.

    Rabbit

    Castrate

    • From 4 months of age
    • Day Surgery
    • Surgical wound is glued so there are no external sutures to be removed.

    Spaying

    • From 4 months of age
    • Hospitalised after surgery to monitor defaecation. This is normally for one night only.
    • Surgical wound is glued so there are no external sutures to be removed.

     

A full 24 hour emergency service is provided 365 days a year with at least one veterinary surgeon and nurse from our practice on call for emergencies.

You will always be seen at our main surgery in Petersfield where we can access your pet’s history and have all diagnostic equipment readily available.

  • Petersfield Tel:01730 266431
  • Horndean Tel: 023 9259 2526
  • Liss Tel: 01730 894222