Neuter & Spaying Information
Low Cost Neuter & Spaying Services
After nearly two years of rescuing abandoned and homeless animals, when it comes to spaying and neutering, we believe that you get what you pay for.
As we have learned, many local vets don’t have the adequate skills to spay/neuter animals (although cat and kitten neutering is the easiest). We have found one local (Chinese) veterinarian with a good reputation whom we use when we need to do mass cat neutering. Spaying female dogs and cats is much more complicated than neutering male cats but neutering dogs requires much more attention, therefore, a more skilled veterinarian is needed to do these operations. We have witnessed many animals ending up at PAW after botched spaying/neutering operations when people have tried to save money by going to cheaper veterinarians. This also goes for people who have their cats declawed by other veterinarians here in Shanghai as PAW will not declaw. PAW then ends up dealing with serious infections or having to amputate front legs when infections are beyond healing when these cats are brought to them.
We have also discovered that savings are rarely more than RMB 100-300 by going to other vets rather than PAW…from our point of view we ask: Is it worth saving a couple hundred RMB and risk your pet’s health or even their life?
PAW charges for Spay/ Neuter:
Male Cat: RMB 600
Male Dog: RMB 800
Female Cat: RMB 750
Female Dog: RMB 1,000+
PAW Contact Information
No. 15, 722 Xin Hua Lu, Shanghai
PAW Phone: 5254-0611
After Hours Emergency: 13816685486
We welcome recommendations for other veterinarian spaying and neutering services from our members and will list them on this website after thorough investigation.
- Spaying is the surgical removal of the reproductive organs of the female animal.
- Neutering or castration is the surgical removal of the reproductive organs of the male animal.
- Females and males should be spayed or neutered by six months of age.
- Some clinics perform the surgery as early as 8 weeks.
- Older animals can be spayed or neutered as long as they are in good health.
- All animals over the age of six months should be spayed/neutered unless the veterinarian testifies that this procedure would be harmful to the animal.
Heat Cycles and Pregnancies:
- Spaying before the first litter or heat cycle is usually a simpler procedure and is more beneficial to the animal’s future health.
- Female dogs and cats can be spayed when pregnant if the veterinary surgeon is comfortable with the procedure. These surgeries are more complicated, take longer and generally cost more.
- Gestation for both dogs and cats is about 63 days.
- Female cats can become pregnant again in as little as ten days after giving birth (while still nursing).
- The heat cycle for most dogs is twice a year starting as early as six months of age. Duration is about three weeks.
- Heat cycles in cats can start at six months of age or earlier and occur every three to four weeks usually from early spring until early fall.
- Contrary to popular belief, spaying and neutering does not negatively affect the animal.
- It protects females from breast, ovarian and uterine cancer, and males from prostate and testicular cancer.
- It does not make the pet lazy or fat. Overeating and too little exercise do that.
- It will reduce tendencies to roam, therefore reducing the likelihood of the pet being hit by a car, getting lost, or getting into fights.
- Spaying and neutering can also alleviate territorial and sexual aggressive tendencies, and tend to result in a calmer, gentler, more family oriented pet; especially when done before sexual maturity.
- Undesirable male behaviors, such as inappropriate urination or spraying are prevented. If they have already started they can be diminished by sterilization.
- This is the giant step everyone can take to help reduce the short- and long-term suffering of companion animals by reducing the overpopulation problem.
- Currently, between 5-10 million healthy dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the U.S. alone, due to a lack of responsible homes.
- One unsprayed female cat and one unneutered male cat, along with their offspring, can produce over 2.5million cats in only six years!