Neutering is a simple operation that prevents male and female dogs, cats and rabbits from reproducing by removing their sexual organs – this procedure is carried out by a qualified vet under general anaesthetic.

Neutering is the only humane way to reduce the amount of stray and unwanted pets that are cruelly abandoned or needlessly destroyed.

Neutering can also have lots of behavioural and Health benefits:-

  • Can encourage calmer more predictable behaviour
  • Reduces aggressive and unwanted sexual behaviour eg, fighting, mounting and being destructive
  • Dogs/cats that have been neutered are less likely to mark their territory or stray
  • Early neutering can reduce the risk of some cancers developing in later life
  • Neutering stops bitches suffering from potentially fatal womb infections (known as Pyometras)

Most vets will neuter dog or cats of either sex from the age of about four months.  If you need specific advice for your specifc pet then please consult your vet.

Common misconception:- Bitches/female cats DO NOT need to have had their first season or a litter before being spayed!!

WAW low cost neutering scheme

If you live in Warrington or the surrounding areas, and are on benefits or low income, please ring contact us on 01925 746638 or check out our other contact methods.

Helpful information:

Once your dog/cat/rabbit has been booked in for neutering:-

Cats & Dogs food & water:

  • No food should be given after 8pm - once your pet has had his/her meal remove bowls. 
  • No water after 7am on the morning of the procedure.
  • Your cat or dog should not have had ANY food/water  before his/her operation.

Rabbits food & water:

  • Please feed your rabbit up to and including the time waiting for surgery at the vet's. 
  • Rabbits will also need access to water at ALL TIMES, including the time waiting for the surgery at the vets.
Your pet will need to arrive at your chosen vets before 9am - allow extra time on your journey for peak-time traffic.  Discuss collection times direclty with the vet.
You may need to show proof of benefits upon arrival so please don’t forget to take these documents with you.

After the operation:

  • Your pet will usually be ready for collection by 4pm the same day
  • You can give your pet a small amount of food but plenty of water but he/she must be kept calm for a couple of days
  • Keep an eye on the wound, make sure you contact a vet if there is any bleeding, swelling, discharge or redness in the area.
  • Make sure you pet does not lick the wound, this will introduce bacteria into the wound.
  • Keep your pet confined, cats should be kept in for a couple of days preferably until the stitches have been removed and dogs should be kept on short leads for a few days
  • After 10 days you will have to return to the vets to have your pets stitches removed.

Neutering Saves Lives

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