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Cats Sterilisation & Castration

 

Sterilisation Procedures for Male and Female Cats

When over 6,000 kittens are destroyed each year can anyone justify breeding, many are abandoned or suffer when they go to unsuitable homes. Cats can start breeding at 5 months of age, it is a case of kittens having kittens. Sterilised cats are healthier, live longer and are less of a nuisance to the community.

It is a myth that female cats need a first litter. Uncontrolled cats mating at night is a major source of noise complaints to councils.

What does the surgery involve?

Female Cat Spay

Your cat needs to come to Hilton Vet Hospital on the appointed morning being fasted for 12 hours. Admission time is between 8am and 9 am.

The surgery is a day procedure that is done under general gas (isoflurane) anaesthesia. A intravenous fluid drip is placed to keep the blood pressure stable and make sure your pet wakes up feeling fully hydrated. As we warm the drip fluid, your pet will be comfortable and warm during the surgical procedure. Your pet will be connected to an advanced surgical monitor that allows us to keep a close eye on temperature, heart rate, respiration and oxygen saturation. The surgery is done under total sterile conditions to prevent infections. Your pet will receive triple pain relief to make sure all pain is under control. Pain relief includes an anti-inflammatory that lasts 24 hours, a strong pain killer that last 6 hours and a long acting local anaesthesia that blocks the pain at the surgical site.

Your pet will go home with an Elizabethan collar to prevent her from licking the wound. We also provide pain relief for the next three days. You will get a call from us to call to confirm a discharge time that same afternoon. After 2 weeks, the stitches are removed. Complications are rare but you need to keep an eye on the wound and be on the lookout for swelling and infection.

Male Cat Castration

This is a much shorter procedure that is done under intravenous anaesthesia. Both testicles are removed. The same sterile conditions and surgical monitoring apply as with the female cats mentioned above. Triple pain relief is given on the day as well as some to go home with. There are no stitches involved. You will get a call from us to call to confirm a discharge time that same afternoon. Keep him as still as possible for the next 3 days to prevent injury. Complications are rare but you need to keep an eye on the wound and be on the lookout for swelling and infection

What are the benefits of having a female cat sterilised?

Eliminates the noisy calling for a male admirer. Beware, cats continue to come into season until mated or sterilised.

  • Reduces the need to leave the home property which puts them in danger of cars, dogs and unfriendly people.
  • Reduces the risk of mammary cancer
  • Prevents the oversupply of kittens which is a major reason cats and kittens are abandoned

What are the benefits of having a male cat sterilised?

Free range unsterilised male cats spraying their foul smelling urine on doors and cars to mark their territory is unfair to neighbours

  • The health of male cats driven to fight for mating territory are at risk from abscess, leukaemia and feline aids
  • Male cats wander far from home for weeks when female cats are in season, this can put them in danger.
  • Prevents the oversupply of kittens which is a major reason cats and kittens are abandoned

What age do we sterilise cats?

Female cats can be sterilised any time from 4 months of age. Male cats can be sterilised any time from 6 months of age.
Subsidy

A sterilisation subsidy from the Fremantle City Council is available for both cats and dogs. Conditions apply. For further information regarding the subsidy telephone the Service and Information Counter on 9432 9899.