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Spay/Neuter

Another essential health service we offer at My Pet Hospital is spay and neuter for both cats and dogs. While some people use “neuter” to refer to all genders, others use it to refer to males and “spay” for female cats and dogs. Spaying is a common veterinary procedure where the ovaries and uterus of your female pet are removed. Neutering is a process whereby an experienced veterinarian removes your male pet’s testicles.

There are a few reasons why you should bring in your pet for spaying/neutering.

Your Pet Leads a Healthier Life

Spaying/neutering enables your cat or dog to live a healthier life, without common medical complications. Examples of the latter include testicular cancer and prostate problems for males and uterine infections such as pyometra and breast cancer for females. This means that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on your pet’s medical bills, and your furry pal can live a long and fulfilling life. To achieve this, we should perform the procedure before the cat or dog’s first heat.

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Behavioral Benefits

Spaying and neutering allows your pets to be well-behaved. This is a plus for you since you don’t have to worry about your cat or dog’s whereabouts or what it’s doing. For instance, when your female pet has been spayed, it doesn’t go into heat, preventing them from urinating and yowling more to attract mates.

At the same time, your male pet is less likely to leave your home to look for a mate. This protects them from being injured in traffic, being stolen, lost, or getting into fights with other pets.

Again, neutering prevents your cat or dog from urinating all over your house to mark their territory. It also makes them less aggressive, and you can all enjoy a great time together.

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No Unwanted Pregnancies

As you already know, spayed/neutered pets do not go into heat. They do not mate, and hence, you’ll never see your lovely pet pregnant. This helps to curb the problem of pet overpopulation that has seen over two million pets being euthanized in the United States annually. It also reduces pet homelessness.

Cost-Effectiveness

Spaying or neutering your pet is cost-effective. Do you know why? Your female cat or dog will not give birth, and you’ll only have to take care of one pet. It enables you to give your furry friend the best care without struggling financially.

We understand that you are concerned about the safety of your pet during spaying/neutering. We’ll do our best to ensure that no harm befalls your cat or dog before and after the procedure. To guarantee their comfort, we will administer anesthesia before the process starts. Additionally, we use state-of-the-art equipment for the surgery, and our pet surgeons come with years of experience.

We must confirm that your cat or dog is healthy before we even sedate it. Hence, our veterinarians will do a pre-surgical checkup to ensure that we are not endangering your pet’s health by operating on them.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will my pet go home after spaying or neutering?
We can allow you to take your cat or dog home after the surgery. Our veterinarians will give you tips on how to take care of them and help them recover faster.
Is spaying/neutering painful for my pet?
Yes, but we’ll sedate the cat or dog before the surgical procedure. Additionally, we shall give you pain medications to minimize the pain for the next 3-5 days after the surgery.
Will spaying or neutering cause my pet to become overweight?
No. Overfeeding and lack of enough exercise are some of the things that can cause your cat or dog to add weight.
When will my cat or dog fully recover after spaying/neutering?
Your pet can recover from the surgery after 10-14 days, but it depends on how you take care of it post-spaying or post-neutering. For fast recovery, follow our veterinarian’s instructions for home care and closely monitor your pet.

To find out more details about the spay/neuter services we offer for pets, get in touch with us.

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