Castrate Cat Post Operative Care


After a general anaesthetic your cat should be given a light diet as recommended by the veterinary nurse. Small amounts of water should be offered. Should your cat vomit then withhold food for 12 hours and offer water little and often. If vomiting continues after that please ring us for advice. Evidence of a general anaesthetic is a shave mark, usually on the right foreleg.There are no stitches (sutures) to be removed.

Please keep your cat indoors for 2 – 3 days.

Use ripped up newspaper in the litter tray rather than the usual litter or grit to stop contamination of the wound.  Do this for 2 – 3 days.

Ongoing Care

Neutering might make animals more prone to gaining weight as it may slow down their metabolism, meaning they do not require so much energy on a daily basis. We would recommend that you reduce food intake by about 10%, on a long term basis, to avoid future obesity problems.

We advise regular weighing of your pet to ensure they remain within a healthy weight range. You are welcome to pop into any of our surgeries to weigh your pet. If you have any concerns over your pet's weight, please feel free to speak to one of our nurses for advice.

Please be aware that your cat may remain fertile for up to six weeks after castration.