Neutering is a routine surgery procedure consisting of either removing the testicles in males or the ovaries (and often the uterus) in females.
Reasons for neutering a pet include population control, reducing aggression, territory marking and pets wandering. Medical reasons include prevention of mammary cancers, uterus infections and prostatic hyperplasia.
THINKING OF NEUTERING YOUR PET?
Come in and have a chat with our Vets about it. You can be assured of the best medical, surgical and aftercare from our highly experienced Vet Surgeons with 1,000s of Neutering Castration & Spaying operations under their belts. We use the most advanced practices in our approach to neutering your pet. Your pet deserves the best and that’s what we strive for at Paw Paw Paws Vet Clinic. Visit us in Penrose Wharf to see why!
Our base prices for Neutering are as follows.
Male Cats €69 + meds.
Female Cats €89 + meds.
Male Small Dog €85 + meds.
Female Small Dog €160 + meds.
Male Medium or Large Dogs €95-€125 depending on weight + meds.
Female Medium or Large Dogs €180-€195 depending on weight + meds.
Please note your pet will also need a Cone collar and pain meds for a few days of €15-€35 again depending on weight. We would also recommend a Blood test before and giving fluids (a “drip”) during surgery, these are options. We can discuss these options with when we next see you.
This is surgery and you should really want it done right, not at the cheapest possible price!
If you are pricing around consider three things:
- Ask for base cost of neutering.
- Ask if cost of a “cone” (if needed) and any meds are included in price.
- What type of stitching is used? It’s far cheaper to use standard stitching. Stitches have to be removed a few weeks later, so more stress/pain for pet and you.
Paw Paws uses “absorbable stitching” in the majority of surgeries. This means you can’t see stitches and no second visit to remove stitches as they dissolve away and you can barely see the scar after a month.
If a Cone is required it’s €10. If you already have one we can use it.
“Meds” including painkillers will be required and those cost between €15-€25 for cats/rabbits/small dogs and up to €30 for larger pets depending on weight.
We recommend certain optional extras depending on gender and age of your pet, such as a Pre Surgery Blood Test to determine any potential issues with Kidneys, Liver and other parameters for safety reasons. Any pets over 5 years old will be required to have a Pre Surgery Blood Test (unless already done within 6 months). We also recommend the extra option of fluids (“Drip”) during any surgery, some surgeries eg Male Cat or Rabbit Neutering, don’t require them.
These are options and involve extra charges.
You will be revisiting for us after 3 and 10 days to check everything is going well with healing. These checks are FREE. If anything is going wrong we get a chance to see that early. In the rare event of further treatment or meds needed, that will be charged for at that time.
In male cats and dogs both testicles are removed, in female cats and dogs the same happens to both ovaries. The animal must be put under complete anaesthesia.
Neutering a young male dog prevents prostate issues and testicle cancer. Moreover, it helps reduce chasing females and aggressive behaviour, but only if it’s done at a young age!
Neutering a young female dog lowers the chance to develop mammary or ovarian cancer and prevents uterine infections and false pregnancies. It cancels the risk of unwanted pregnancies!
Male cat neutering prevents cancer of the testes, prostate issues, transmission of FIV and FeLV. These diseases are sexually transmitted or fighting with infected cats, and neutered males become much less territorial. This also prevents wandering around (risk of car accidents) as well as urination “marking” in the house (but only if it’s done early!). Last but not least, neutering reduces the strong smell off coat.
Young female cat neutering prevents ovarian and uterine issues and cancer. It stops the female going on heat and meowing all day. It cancels the risk of unwanted pregnancies.
From 6 months to 1 year, depending on size/breed of the dog. We advise a general health check to establish when ready for the surgery at about 5 months old.
Before the first heat, ideally at 6 months to 1 year old, depending on breed. We advise a general health check to establish when ready for the surgery at about 5 months old.
At 4-6 months, before he starts “marking” in the house (difficult to eradicate later). We advise a general health check in order to establish when ready for the surgery at 3-4 months old.
At 4-6 months old, before she goes on heat. We advise a general health check to establish when ready for the surgery at 3-4 months old. This check could be done at same time she gets her 2nd Initial Booster Vaccinations.