Spay And Neuter Benefits And Procedures
Spay and neuter surgeries for your cat or dog are some of the best things you can do for them. They’ll be happier and healthier and so will you. It’s a simple and safe procedure with a quick recovery time.
Why Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Pet?
The best reason to have the procedure done is to alleviate the pet overpopulation problem. Millions of otherwise healthy cats and dogs are euthanized in animal shelters every year in the U.S. because of abandonment and homelessness. There are simply too many for the shelters to find homes for and they have to be put to sleep. Spaying and neutering helps to reduce the number of animals in this situation.
Another reason is that there are several benefits to the health and wellbeing of your pet by having the procedure done, and for yourself as well.
Pets should be spayed or neutered at around six months in age for dogs and eight weeks for cats, though your veterinarian will determine the best time for your pet. Spaying is the removal of the reproductive organs of the female and neutering is the removal of the testicles of the male with the following benefits.
- Females – They will no longer menstruate or go into periods of heat, and they are at much less risk of breast and reproductive organ cancers. It will also eliminate the crying and howling behavior commonly present during the heat cycle.
- Males – Eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate problems. They’ll be less aggressive, less likely to roam away from home, and less prone to marking their territory on the furniture and carpets.
Spay And Neuter Procedure at Sam Bass Vet
It’s recommended that you not give your pet anything but water after 10 PM on the night before the procedure. When you arrive at the vet’s office, your pet will be sedated and intubated with a catheter and the surgery will be performed. Afterward, they’ll be kept in recovery for a couple of hours and you’ll be able to take them home later in the day. They should take it easy for a couple of weeks at home and they may have to wear an e-collar to prevent them from scratching and licking at their stitches.
When you’re ready for spay or neuter services in Round Rock, TX, contact Sam Bass Veterinary Wellness to schedule your appointment.
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