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Spay & Neuter

Help your pet live a long, healthy life.

Deciding whether to spay or neuter your cat or dog can be a difficult decision for some pet owners. Although the thought of your pet having surgery may seem scary, we’re here to assure you that spays and neuters are common surgeries that are safe, simple, and generally quick.

How can my pet benefit from a spay or neuter?

Spaying and neutering help pets live long, healthy lives by reducing their likelihood of developing certain infections and cancers. Plus, it combats overpopulation by reducing the number of pets who cannot be placed in good homes. Other common issues that spaying and neutering help prevent include:

1)  Expensive and potentially life-threatening uterine infections called pyometras. Luckily, they’re 100% preventable if your pet is spayed
2) Cancerous mammary tumors that can spread to other parts of the body. If you spay your female pet prior to her first heat cycle, you’ll significantly reduce the likelihood that she’ll develop tumors
3) Testicular cancer and infections that can lead to malignant or benign swelling of the prostate.
4) Unwanted behavioral problems such as aggression, territorial marking, and roaming.

What happens when a pet is spayed or neutered?

Pets are placed under general anesthesia to perform spay and neuter procedures. Both procedures are performed through small incisions used to remove certain reproductive organs. After a spay or neuter, the incision is closed with sutures and the patient rests in recovery until they are ready to go back home with you!

Your pet will be required to wear an e-collar designed to prevent them from chewing or licking their sutures for several days to avoid infection. Also, they will need to have their exercise restricted for at least 1-2 weeks post surgery to allow the incision to fully heal quickly. We always provide post surgical information for owners to take home so they know how to best take care of their pets after surgery. If you become concerned about your pet’s health or behavior following surgery, please contact us so we can assist in your pets recovery.