Female cats have a full ovariohysterectomy.

Before the operation you will need to keep your cat in overnight and ensure that she is starved from 7.00pm and then bring her to us between 8.30am - 9.00am the following morning. She will usually be ready to come home after 4.00pm.

She will need to be kept indoors for the next 10 days to enable her to heal.

By having your cat spayed you are doing your best to protect her 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.