Although the idea of kittens or puppies may seem exciting, there are many, many important benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. Your pet will actually be healthier, and safer, if you spay and neuter them. Explore our compelling information below about spaying and neutering, as well as information on what the surgery entails. Let’s get started!
5 Benefits to Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
- Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life: spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Neutering provides major health benefits for your male: besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer.
- Your spayed female won't go into heat: while cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently-sometimes all over the house!
- Your male dog won't want to roam away from home: an intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.
- Your neutered male will be much better behaved: neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression
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What to Expect When Your Pet Has Surgery
The team at Hometown vet has years of experience performing surgery on pets, so your family’s four-legged friend is in good hands! We spay and neuter a variety of animals, both large and small. In fact, we perform routine spay and neuter surgeries daily!
What to expect at a typical surgical visit:
- Your pet arrives at our office early in the morning and spends the day with us.
- A brief exam of your pet is performed and pre-anesthetic bloodwork is drawn prior to surgery.
- Provided that both your pet's exam and bloodwork indicate no abnormalities, anesthesia will be administered.
- Your pet is carefully monitored before, during, and after their procedure by machine and trained personnel. Pain management is very important to us and is addressed and monitored prior to surgery and during recovery.
- Your pet will be discharged from our office with a set of post-operative care instructions and appropriate pain medications.
Along the way, if you have any questions at all, our team is more than happy to answer them for you.
The Cost to Spay and Neuter Your Pet
Our team will let you know the cost of spaying or neutering your pet, up front before their appointment so you’re able to plan accordingly. We can also explain what the cost includes, if you need additional information. Furthermore, we can give you the names of some pet insurance companies to look into beforehand, if the cost of the surgery is something you’re concerned about.
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Learn More About Spaying and Neutering Today!
Hometown Veterinary Care is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities. Our team strives to provide the highest standards of care for your pet by providing a variety of services.
At each visit, our team takes time to explain to you why certain veterinary procedures are important and we'll happily work with you to create a care plan for your pet that fits your financial situation.
If you would like additional information about spaying and neutering, please give our team a call today.