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Did you know… neutering can have significant preventative health care benefits for your pet?

Whether you have a new puppy or kitten at home, or a slightly older pet, neutering can play an important part of their healthcare for a happy and healthy lifestyle.

At Animal Ark Vets in Ilford, Essex your pet is in the safest of hands. We have a team of experienced veterinary surgeons and registered veterinary nurses along with the best facilities to ensure your pets are well looked after. 

What’s more, members of our Pet Health for Life plan can claim a 10% discount on your pet's neutering treatment following an initial consultation with one of our vets to discuss when’s the right time for your pet.

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What's included when neutering your dog with us

1 Veterinary pre-operative examination to assess your pets condition prior to surgery icon green tick
2 Cats & Dogs hosptitalized in separate wards to prevent cats becoming stressed  icon green tick
3 Tailored anaesthetic drug protocol specific to each patient - including strong pain relief and anti-inflammatories icon green tick
4 IV cannula placement as standard in order to administer medication but also to provide a life-line in the event of an emergency. This means your pets leg will be clipped as well. icon green tick
5 Operation done under the highest surgical standards: surgeon in full surgical PPE and patients clipped and prepared to reduce risk infections and surgical complications but also reduce the need for furhter medication icon green tick
6 Intensive anaesthetic monitoring from a trained registered nurse, or a student nurse being overseen by a registered nurse, during surgery. All of our nurses have completed additional Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) accreditated training.  icon green tick
7 Use of multiparameter monitors measuring heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen level, respiratory carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, body temperature. icon green tick
8 Lubrication of eyes during surgery to prevent eyes becoming dry and developing corneal ulcers. You have the option to purchase eye drops for ongoing post-operative care icon green tick
9 Local pain block included at the site of surgery to reduce pain: this is an injection of short-acting pain medication at the area of incision or organ removal to reduce intra-operative pain and reduce surgery risk. icon green tick
10 Free post-operative K-Laser™ therapy to reduce inflammation, reduce pain & promotre wound healing icon green tick
11 Nurse monitoring throughout the recovery process icon green tick
12 Same day discharge with a nurse who will discuss the surgery with you and explain the post-operative care process icon green tick
13 1 week of post operative pain relief included icon green tick
14 2 free post operative checks where discounted laser therapy also available icon green tick
15 Free nail clip under anaesthesia if appropriate icon green tick

What's included when neutering your cat with us

1 Veterinary pre-operative examination to assess your pets condition prior to surgery icon green tick
2 ISFM Silver Feline Friendly Practice: Cats & Dogs hosptitalized in separate wards to prevent cats becoming stressed  icon green tick
3 Tailored anaesthetic drug protocol specific to each patient - including strong pain relief and anti-inflammatories icon green tick
4 IV cannula placement as standard in order to administer medication but also to provide a life-line in the event of an emergency. This means your pets leg will be clipped as well. icon green tick
5 Operation done under the highest surgical standards: surgeon in full surgical PPE and patients clipped and prepared to reduce risk infections and surgical complications but also reduce the need for furhter medication icon green tick
6 Intensive anaesthetic monitoring from a trained registered nurse, or a student nurse being overseen by a registered nurse, during surgery. All of our nurses have completed additional Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) accreditated training.  icon green tick
7 Use of multiparameter monitors measuring heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen level, respiratory carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, body temperature. icon green tick
8 Lubrication of eyes during surgery to prevent eyes becoming dry and developing corneal ulcers. You have the option to purchase eye drops for ongoing post-operative care icon green tick
9 Local pain block included at the site of surgery to reduce pain: this is an injection of short-acting pain medication at the area of incision or organ removal to reduce intra-operative pain and reduce surgery risk. icon green tick
10 Free post-operative K-Laser™ therapy to reduce inflammation, reduce pain & promotre wound healing icon green tick
11 Nurse monitoring throughout the recovery process icon green tick
12 Same day discharge with a nurse who will discuss the surgery with you and explain the post-operative care process icon green tick
13 1 week of post operative pain relief included icon green tick
14 2 free post operative checks where discounted laser therapy also available icon green tick
15 Free nail clip under anaesthesia if appropriate icon green tick

What's included when neutering your rabbit with us

1 Veterinary pre-operative examination to assess your pets condition prior to surgery icon green tick
2 Rabbits are allowed to eat and stay with their bonded partner until shortly before surgery icon green tick
3 Tailored anaesthetic drug protocol specific to each patient - including strong pain relief, anti-inflammatories and medication for gut motility  icon green tick
4 IV cannula placement as standard in order to administer medication but also to provide a life-line in the event of an emergency. This means your rabbits ear will be clipped as well. icon green tick
5 Pre-oxygenation prior to anaesthesia to improve your pet's response to anaesthesia medication icon green tick
6 Operation done under the highest surgical standards: surgical PPE worn and patients clipped and prepared to reduce risk infections and surgical complications but also reduce the need for furhter medication icon green tick
7 Intensive anaesthetic monitoring from a trained registered nurse, or a student nurse being overseen by a registered nurse, during surgery. All of our nurses have completed additional Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) accreditated training.  icon green tick
8 Use of multiparameter monitors measuring heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen level, respiratory carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure, body temperature. icon green tick
9 Lubrication of eyes during surgery to prevent eyes becoming dry and developing corneal ulcers. You have the option to purchase eye drops for ongoing post-operative care icon green tick
10 Local pain block included at the site of surgery to reduce pain: this is an injection of short-acting pain medication at the area of incision or organ removal to reduce intra-operative pain and reduce surgery risk. icon green tick
11 Free post-operative K-Laser™ therapy to reduce inflammation, reduce pain & promotre wound healing icon green tick
12 Recovery in an oxygen-rich warm incubator to provide better recovery and keep your rabbit warm  icon green tick
13 Nurse monitoring throughout the recovery process icon green tick
14 Same day discharge with a nurse who will discuss the surgery with you and explain the post-operative care process icon green tick
15 1 week of post operative pain relief included icon green tick
16 Medication for gut motility to prevent gut stasis included icon green tick
17 2 free post operative checks where discounted laser therapy also available icon green tick
18 Free nail clip under anaesthesia if appropriate icon green tick

Benefits of neutering your pet

Neutering is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthesia to remove part or all of an animal’s reproductive organs, preventing them from reproducing. In males, it is called castration and in females, spaying.

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies and womb infections
  • Can help prevent tumours and breast cancer
  • Can also help prevent testicular cancer and prostate disease
  • Assists in preventing roaming and aggressive behaviour
  • It’s normal to neuter! 86% of owned cats and 71% of owned dogs in the UK are neutered*

*PSDA Paws report 2020

When's the right time for my pet?

 

Male

Female

Cat

From four months

From four months

Dog

From six months although we will consider your pet’s weight, breed and behaviour  

Pre-season or at least three months after season

 

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