Castration in male cats is a simple operation; they have no need for stitches and only usually require a day and night to recover before they are right back to normal again.

Before the operation you will need to keep your cat in overnight and ensure that he is starved from 7.00pm and then bring him to us between 8.30am - 9.00am the following morning. He will need to stay with us until after 4.00pm.

Such a small operation can actually save your cats life. By castrating your cat you are doing your best to protect them from Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (sometimes referred to as Feline AIDS although it is not related to the Human virus in any way).

The virus is passed through bodily fluids, cats that are more likely to fight, bite and mate are at a higher risk of contracting the virus. Cats can carry the virus with no symptons for months even years, passing it onto other cats that they come in contact with until at some point the virus can overcome the cat proving fatal.

There is no vaccine or cure for this disease but neutering is our best defence. Neutering really is the best thing you can do for your companion.