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Why Spay and Neuter?


What do "Spay" and "Neuter" really mean?

Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia. Most animals can go home in the evening following surgery, and are back to normal within 3-4 days of surgery. If skin sutures or staples are used, they must be removed in 10-14 days. The best time for spaying or neutering is at six months, but there are advantages to the procedure any time.

Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.

Medical Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Behavioral

Female Dogs

  • Pyometra*, false pregnancy, Transmissible Venereal Tumors
  • Ovarian, uterine, breast cancer
  • Aggression, attracts male dogs, bleeding

Female Cats

  • Pyometra*, false pregnancy, Feline Leukemia, Feline Aids
  • Ovarian, uterine, breast cancer
  • In heat behavior: screaming, rubbing on things, wandering

Male Dogs

  • Prostate infection, Transmissible Venereal Tumors
  • Testicular, prostate cancer
  • Marking territory, wandering, fighting, aggression

Male Cats

  • Prostate infections, Feline Leukemia, Feline Aids
  • Testicular, prostate cancer
  • SPRAYING!!! Wandering, fighting, aggression

* PYOMETRA is an emergency situation where the animal’s uterus fills with pus and requires emergency surgery.
Spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.
Spaying and neutering prevents unnecessary litters. Over 2 million healthy animals are euthanized each year because of irresponsible breeding.

PROCEDURES

A spay or neuter is done as a day surgery. You should take away all your pet’s food by 8 pm the evening before the surgery. When they come in that morning (between 7:30 and 8:30 am) we will draw blood for a pre-anesthetic evaluation. The surgeon will give your pet a thorough exam and review the bloodwork. They will receive sedative and pain medications prior to anesthesia and surgery. They will have an area on their belly shaved for surgery. During surgery, their vital signs will be closely monitored. When they are in recovery, one of our technicians will call you. If everything goes as expected, they will be ready to go between 5 and 5:30 pm. Occasionally some pets are slower to recover and will need to stay overnight. We will remove sutures in 10-14 days. You do not need an appointment for suture removal.

MYTHS

  1. My pet's personality will change.
    Any change will be for the better. After being altered, your pet will be less aggressive toward other dogs or cats, have a better personality, and will be less likely to wander.
  2. My pet will get fat and lazy.
    Neutering or spaying may diminish your pet's overall activity level, natural tendency to wander, and hormonal balances, which may influence appetite. Pets that become fat and lazy after being altered usually are overfed and do not get enough exercise.

Spay or neuter surgery carries a one-time cost that is relatively small when one considers its benefits. It's a small price to pay for the health of your pet and the prevention of more unwanted animals.

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