Pre neutering checks
As a practice, we routinely see owners who are planning to neuter their dogs/cats a week before the surgery.
Why do we do this?
We feel we should provide the best care for our patients and to do this we like to give your pet a full health check with one of our nurses prior to the surgery. This is a chance for you to ask any questions or voice any concerns. At this point, you will be told your pets plan for the day and what will happen on the day of the procedure.
We will check your males to ensure they have their testicles as if they are not descended we will rebook for a few months time.
We will check your females for milk in their mammary glands and to check they are not currently in season as we will not be able to spay if they are.
If these checks are all ok, we can go ahead to book their neutering. If you wanted your pet microchipped/ anal glands expressed/ nails clipped then dont forget to ask.
The nurse will most likely ask you if you are up to date with lungworm treatment – this can be treated with a few products:
- A spot on treatment called Prinovox or Advocate can be applied monthly to the back of the neck
- A tablet can be given monthly called Milbemax