Castration is the removal of the testicles of the male dog. Spaying is the removal of the ovaries and uterus of the female dog.
With neutering we mean the surgical procedure, and at the discretion of our veterinary surgeon, all medication needed before, during and after this procedure. At the Happy Paws Clinic, our policy* is to make a small cut to the left ear of all STRAY cats neutered by our vets. This is the universal symbol that an outdoor or free-roaming cat has been fixed, to ensure the animal is not presented for neutering at any clinic for a second time, thereby saving time and stress to all concerned. It is done while the cat is under anesthesia and it is painless for the cat.
* This procedure does not apply to private pets.
If the Cat/Dog is over 6 years old, we recommend a free health check, 3 to 4 days before surgery, to ensure the animal is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia.
With neutering we mean the surgical procedure and (at the discretion of our veterinary surgeon) all medication needed before, during and after this procedure.