Pre-operative instructions for cats
Pre-Operative Care Guidelines for Cats
Surgery at the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic is by appointment only.
on the date of your pet’s surgery begins at 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
All cats brought to the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic must be in a carrier. We ask that your carrier be lined with a throw away towel or newspaper in the bottom in case of any accidents on the way to the clinic or while waiting for his/her exam. If your cat is not in a carrier you will be required to purchase a cardboard carrier. Remember we are checking in 50 + other animals including dogs. Please do not take your cat out of his/her carrier while waiting in our lobby.
Please plan on spending 45 minutes to one hour at the clinic for patient check-in. Again, you must remain with your cat. Your input is important as our veterinarian examines your cat or dog.
Payment is required at AM Check-in, after the exam. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS
Patient discharge is at 5:15 p.m. on the day of surgery.
For cats, there is no food after midnight the night before surgery, water is permitted.
Female cats in heat or pregnant
We will spay female cats that are pregnant or in heat, but there is an additional $20 charge. If your female cat is in heat or pregnant, please call the clinic and let the attendant know.
Please check that both testicles on your male cat have descended. There is an increased fee for neutering ‘Cryptorchid’ cats on which one or both testicles have not descended. Please contact the clinic if your cat is under 6 months old and is cryptorchid. We may reschedule to allow time for the testicle(s) to descend.