There are a great many reasons why neutering you cat is probably a very good idea.

Get the timing right

Following your kitten's primary vaccination course, we'll see your kitten on a monthly basis until they are 6 months. At these consultations we'll weigh them, organise their flea and worm treatments, as well as discuss their general care and any problems you might be having. At these appointments we will discuss when is the right time for your kitten to be castrated or spayed.

Generally we would advise family pets, both male and females can be neutered from 4-6 months of age. Read more about Kitten neutering here

Why Neuter your cat?

There are a great number of unwanted cats in the UK and in order to protect your pet from accident and disease, we strongly recommend you have your cat neutered. Un-neutered cats are more at risk of picking up dangerous and life threatening infections such as feline leukaemia and feline immuno-deficiency virus. They are also very good at getting into scraps with other cats, fighting over mates – which can result in some horrendous injuries. Sadly, every year we also deal with a great many fatalities, where un-neutered cats have roamed and have been hit by cars. Un-neutered females are at risk of unwanted pregnancy and the risks associated with kittening, as well as uterine and mammary cancers.

How do I get my cat booked in?

  • If we’ve not seen your cat before, book in for a free of charge pre neutering check with Folly gardens.
  • It’s a day’s stay at the vets. Drop them off in the morning and collect in the evening. Your pet will need a general anaesthetic and some extra TLC at home afterwards.

After care

It is important to avoid trauma to the wound such as licking and scratching etc. Your pet may need to wear a buster collar or ‘pet shirt’. Your vet and nurse will advise you when your pet is discharged from Folly Gardens.

Your pet will need a post op check 2-3 days later and about 10-12 later to remove any stitches. Females will need to be kept indoors and rested for this time, we often let the boys out earlier.  For full details please click on the link to our leaflet ‘having your cat neutered’ below.


  • Cats protection vouchers are available for discounted neutering, check out this link to see if your pet is eligible.
  • See more details in our Neutering your cat booklet download here
  • Alternatively, you can contact one of our clinics in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury or Bishop's Cleeve here to talk about the options for neutering your cat.

Book to see us today

Neutering your cat cat prevents diseases, sparring injury, roaming and getting lost as well as unwanted pregnancies. Unless you plan to breed from your cat, we recommend neutering from about 4-6 months old.

Call us now on (01684) 292244 or (01242) 679880