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 & Spaying operations under their belts. We use the most advanced practices in our approach to medicine, far better than most Human Hospitals. Your pet is in the best hands for this operation at Pawpaws, visit us in Penrose Wharf to see why!
Our prices for Neutering are as follows:
Male Small Dog €85
Female Small Dog €160
Male Medium or Large Dogs €110-€130 depending on weight.
Female Medium or Large Dogs €180-€230 depending on weight.
Male Cats €65
Female Cats €85
This is surgery and you really want it done right not at the cheapest possible price!
If you are pricing around consider three things:
- Ask if clinic uses an “Injectable anesthetic” like Ketamine for neutering . This is cheap, designed for cows, not pets, and is dangerous for pets. Your pet will leave the clinic as if drunk or asleep and if anything goes wrong, reviving them is very difficult.
- Paw Paws only uses Gas Anesthetics, same as human medicine. Much safer, risk of heart attacks almost zero. Pets are less stressed and walk out of clinic the same way they came in, not “drunk” or unconscious! This is the safest way!
- What type of stitching is used? It’s far cheaper to use “catgut” stitching, stitches have to be removed a few weeks later so more stress/pain for pet and you need to take more time off. Your pet can bite stitches and pull them out or infect the wound, causing more stress/pain and more costs for you.
Paw Paws uses “internal absorbable stitching”. This means you can’t see stitches, pet can’t bite them, heals better and no second visit to remove stitches as they dissolve away over a 3 week period and you can barely see the scar after month.
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 anesthesia.
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 of the dog. We advise a general health check to establish when ready for the surgery at about 5 months.
Before the first heat, ideally at 6 months old, depending on breed. We advise a general health check to establish when ready for the surgery at about 5 months.
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 4 months.
At 4-6 months old, before she goes on heat. We advise a general health check to establish when ready for the surgery at 4 months.