Spay & Neuter

For filu it's routine - for you and your pet, it's customized, gentle, and safe.

Should I have my pet spayed and when?

Neutering your pet requires careful consideration of various factors, including health and behavioral issues. Our experienced team is here to help you make the best decision for your four-legged friend. You can find more information here.

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Surgical castration

At filu, we offer surgical castration as a proven method for castrating pets. This procedure is performed under gentle general anesthesia and is a permanent solution to prevent unwanted reproduction and reduce the risk of certain health problems.

Minimally invasive castration

In our clinic at filu, we also offer minimally invasive techniques for castration. This method is less stressful for your pet and enables faster recovery. Our experienced team uses the latest technologies to carry out castration as gently as possible.

Chemical castration

At filu, we also offer chemical castration as a non-surgical alternative. This method uses medication to temporarily prevent your four-legged friend from reproducing. It's a good option for you if you're looking for a non-invasive solution or don't want to decide on permanent castration yet.

How does that work?

What happens during spay & neuter?

If spay & neuter is useful and necessary for your animal, we will first discuss the exact process together in practice. During this appointment, your animal will also be thoroughly examined and your animal's health status and ability to anesthetize will be checked, including a blood test. On the day of the surgery, your four-legged friend must be “sober”, i.e. from midnight he may only receive water and no more food. Make sure everyone in your household knows so that no one else accidentally gives the animal a delicious breakfast or treat! During the surgery, the testicles are removed from the male animal in a routine surgical procedure under anesthesia; in a female animal, the ovaries are removed, and in some cases also the uterus (e.g. if there is a disease of the latter). This procedure is also a routine surgical procedure under anesthesia. After the surgery, your pet can wake up in a cuddly warm box, where it will continue to be optimally cared for and watched by our medical staff. A bit of drowsiness, some restlessness, or agitation after anesthesia is normal. Younger animals often want to play again the same day, but they should keep calm and not frolic too much for 10-14 days so that everything can heal well. Play and exercise should be restricted during this time and dogs should only take short walks. For the first few days after surgery, your pet will be given a pain reliever. If necessary, your four-legged friend will also receive a neck brace to prevent the surgical site from being licked or nibbled on. Around 10 days after your animal has been castrated, we will arrange a follow-up appointment to check the healing process and remove the stitches if necessary.

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Why filu

Why should you have the neutering done by filu?

filu's modern veterinary practices are state of the art. In our separate operating room, we not only have top equipment, but filu's veterinarians also have special know-how: Our medical team has many years of clinical experience and specializes in a wide range of surgical procedures. Neutering is a routine procedure for our team, and yet we are aware of every risk in order to respond individually to your animal. In addition, we attach great importance to the continuous training of our team in order to offer your four-legged friend the best possible medical care and always guarantee the latest standard of care. We take great care that your pet is in a pleasant atmosphere and can wake up relaxed and optimally cared for from anesthesia in our heated recovery boxes. It is particularly important to us that you and your pet feel comfortable. We therefore discuss the treatment with you in detail in advance, are happy to answer all your questions and give you transparency about the costs in advance.

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Do you have questions?

Is there an alternative to surgical neutering?

Besides surgical neutering, there is hormonal neutering for dogs and cats. Here, a type of "chip" is placed under your pet's skin, which releases hormones leading to temporary infertility and thus dampens testosterone-dependent behaviors. Our team will be happy to explain the exact effect and the process of insertion in a conversation. Sometimes, inserting this hormonal implant can be useful to temporarily test what kind of temperament and behavioral changes would occur with surgical (permanent) neutering.

Can it be "too late" to neuter my pet?

Generally, there is no "too late" for neutering. However, with increasing age, the procedures become more strenuous, and an older animal may take longer to recover than a younger one, just as in humans.

My pet seems to be in pain and I feel that the medication is not effective enough. Can I give my pet something else at home?

Many human medications, especially painkillers, are toxic to pets! Therefore, never give anything to your pet without first speaking with us or a veterinarian you trust. We can prescribe additional painkillers if necessary. Just give us a call or contact us via chat or email.

How much does neutering cost?

You will receive the greatest possible cost transparency in the pre-surgery consultation with us. Like all veterinary services, we are also bound by the "Gebührenordnung für Tierärzte" (GOT, Fee Schedule for Veterinarians). However, please consider that prices depend on the type, size, age, and the overall health condition of the animal, which means that the effort of the procedure and the amount of medication required can vary.

When should I have my pet neutered?

Depending on the species, breed, gender, size, and not least the indication, different periods are suitable for neutering. Each animal and every situation is individual - feel free to consult with us on-site for advice.

Should I have my pet neutered and if so, when?

The decision whether a medical indication for surgical neutering exists should be made together between the veterinarian and the owner. The minimum age for neutering varies depending on the type of animal, breed, and gender.

When can I bathe my pet again or go swimming with it?

During the follow-up appointment, which takes place about 10 days after the surgery, we can already give you a first assessment of the healing status and sensitivity of the wound. However, you should wait at least 14 days before bathing or swimming your pet again. The wound should be completely healed by then - water, soap, or dirt could otherwise get into the wound and infect it.

What is the difference between neutering and sterilization?

In neutering, the reproductive glands, i.e., testes or ovaries, are surgically removed, making it impossible for the animal to produce sexual hormones, resulting in infertility. In sterilization, the germinal tracts (vas deferens or fallopian tubes) are cut or tied off. The animal becomes infertile, but the production of sexual hormones remains intact. Since undesirable or exaggerated behaviors such as excessive mounting, aggressive behavior, or problems like pseudopregnancy or uterine diseases are hormonally driven, sterilization is usually not sensible in most cases. If you have any questions about sterilization, please feel free to ask us!

How long after heat can a female dog be spayed?

We recommend performing neutering about 2-3 months after the end of the heat cycle. During heat, your pet's uterus becomes larger and more sensitive, and it is also more heavily blooded. This can increase the risk of bleeding during the operation, as well as during the recovery period. However, don't worry too much in advance. We will discuss everything relevant for you and your pet in the pre-surgery consultation and arrange an appointment that suits both you and your pet.

Why pet parents and furry friends love us

Ronja H.
July 12, 2023

Great wonderful practice, super friendly staff, great vet who hasn't lost touch with the animal at all. Were there for an emergency on a Saturday evening and there was a special wait for us. Emphatic & competent — an absolute recommendation from the heart.

Marie R.
October 11, 2023

Starting with the easy parking facilities, you can look forward to very friendly and competent staff, as well as very clean and modern facilities. The long journey was worth it. humans and pets really feel at home here.

Philippe S.
October 31, 2023

I have been with filu with my dog Zeus since he was a puppy and can heartily recommend this veterinary practice. Everyone there is very nice and friendly with the animals, whether they are vets or nurses. By the way, the practice is super clean and ultra-modern. Unfortunately, my dog had to have fairly invasive surgery early on as a puppy and everything worked out wonderfully there! Absolute recommendation, always happy to come back here.

Charlie P.
November 27, 2023

I got an appointment for my dog at very short notice (as a new patient) because she wasn't feeling well at all. We were treated well and competently. In addition, this is the first vet where my dog was not afraid and even went to the treatment table of his own accord. We love staying patients here!

Vanessa W.
December 15, 2023

Thank you so much for the great experience. Online appointment scheduling is great. I was warmly welcomed and the rooms are beautiful and modern. The team treated my cat very well. I can recommend the practice:)

Melanie B.
November 29, 2023

Best vet practice! Everyone is incredibly sensitive and friendly! Great feel-good atmosphere! I would recommend this practice to everyone. You always get an appointment super quickly and there are virtually no waiting times. Thank you for your great work, both vets and the team!

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Schleissheimerstrasse 141, 80797 Munich
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