A spay and neuter procedure is commonly performed on pets and strays at Animals of Eden Veterinary Hospital. Our pet owners appreciate the expert care and attention their pet receives before, during, and after a spay and neuter service. Learn more about spay and neuter services as part of the care of your pet.
What You Should Know About Spay and Neuter
Spay and neuter is a medical procedure used to control pet populations. Pet owners often elect to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered to prevent unwanted pregnancy and reduce the possibility of euthanization of animals that do not get adopted. In addition, a pet that is spayed or neutered may benefit from:
- The elimination of the heat cycle;
- Reduced aggressive behavior;
- Less tendency to roam far from the home; and
- A lowered risk of cancer in the reproductive system.
Spay and neuter surgery has been refined and is now considered a routine procedure. You and your pet can expect minimal if any complications associated with this affordable service. Adult cats and dogs can receive a spay and neuter service and the procedure can be performed for kittens as young as 8 weeks old and puppies at about 6 to 9 months. We care about your pet’s well-being and take steps to ensure their comfort and reduce their stress when prepping and undergoing any pet surgery. You will also be well informed to support their recovery.
Pre- and Post-Surgery Considerations
Before a spay and neuter service, you should not have fed your pet for some hours prior to the procedure. Post-surgical aftercare includes providing a safe area where your pet can rest undisturbed, having them wear an Elizabethan collar to allow for faster healing, limiting their movement and overexertion, and keeping them dry for 10 days after surgery. You should also monitor the incision site daily and see that the area does not look infected or inflamed.
Spay and Neuter Services from Your Experienced Veterinarian
Dr. McPherson and the trusted team perform a range of services at this state-of-the-art facility. Schedule your spay and neuter service by calling (828) 884-3647 today.