Feline Neuter Release Form

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Feline Neuter Release Form

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Castration involves the surgical removal of both testes and renders the male cat irreversibly sterile. Cats can be castrated as early as 6-12 weeks of age, as soon as the testes have descended into the scrotum. We typically recommend the procedure be performed between 4-5 months of age, when the kitten's series of vaccines is complete.

All animals undergoing general anesthesia require an overnight fast and a full day of hospitalization. Postoperative care includes restricted exercise for 14 days and daily visual checks of the incision for inflammation or discharge, and protection of the incision from contaminants such as dirt, saliva, and water. The incision must stay dry, i.e., no bathing.
Shredded newspaper or Yesterday's News must be used in place of the litter for 10 days.

Postsurgical complications may include, but are not limited to, scrotal bruising, swelling, hemorrhage, and infection. Sexual behavior usually declines within 6 months after castration. Other post-operative changes include possible weight gain and a decreased incidence of aggression, roaming, and urine marking.

Before performing any procedure that requires anesthesia, blood work will be run to confirm your pet’s overall health. This will also reveal certain health conditions that could put your pet at risk. If the results are abnormal, the doctor will contact you regarding treatment options. The test results will then become part of your pet’s medical record for future reference. Our doctors routinely provide an injection of a 24-hour pain reliever at the time of surgery. A therapeutic laser is often used after the procedure is finished to decrease pain and inflammation and aid in healing. Additional medication is given post-operatively for your pet to take at home.

If you checked off a steroid, the doctor will be made aware and will proceed accordingly with your consent. These medications can affect your pet’s platelets, which play a crucial role in blood clotting. Additionally, there can be adverse gastro-intestinal effects when these pain relievers are given in combination with our pre-surgical medications and the pain medications going home with your pet.

Financial responsibilities for services are due at the time of discharge. I also understand that Cranston Animal Hospital is not staffed 24 hours a day, and after-hour treatment of patients is at the discretion of the veterinarian.

I, the undersigned owner or agent of the pet named above, certify that I am 18 years of age or older and authorize the veterinarians of Cranston Animal Hospital to treat or perform needed procedures on my animal. You are to use all reasonable precautions against pain, injury, or escape of my animal. You will not be held liable or responsible in any manner for unforeseen incidents or accidents caused by the care, treatment, or safekeeping of my pet. It is thoroughly understood that I assume all risks, and that some risks always exist with anesthesia. As with any general anesthetic procedure, there is a slight risk of an Idiopathic (unknown cause) Anesthetic Reaction (IAR), in rare situations, may be serious and result in death. IAR is thought to be a cardiac hypersensitivity when given the anesthetic at its accepted and standard dosage. IAR has no predisposing factors, does not appear to favor one breed or species over the other. It is not revealed in standard screening tests, thus making it impossible to predict in advance.