Pet Spay and Neuter Surgery
When you get your pet spayed or neutered, you give your pet many benefits. These include reducing their chances of developing potentially deadly cancers and reducing unwanted behaviors. At All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge, we want only the best for the pets of Rittman and Wadsworth. As an AAHA accredited hospital, we follow the most up-to-date surgical practices and procedures. You can rest assured that your loved one will be monitored closely before, during and after pet spay and neuter surgery.
Determining the Benefits for Your Pet
It is true that when your female pet gets spayed, she is much less likely to develop breast tumors. These tumors turn malignant in many pets. When you get your male pet neutered, you eliminate their chances of developing testicular cancer altogether. We carefully discuss the impact of spay and neuter surgery on the type and breed of animal you have. Some types of dogs may be healthier in the long run, if spay and neuter surgery is delayed or not done at all.
Some benefits of pet spay and neuter surgery include:
- In females, the chances of developing ovarian and uterine cancer are reduced.
- In females, unwanted litters and pregnancies are reduced.
- In males, the chances of developing prostate disease are reduced.
- Mounting behavior is reduced in males.
- Roaming behavior is reduced in males and females.
- Urine spraying and marking behavior is reduced in males and females.
Caring for Your Pet Afterwards
Any surgery, regardless of how routine, can make pet owners nervous. As pet owners ourselves, our staff and veterinarians understand your worry. We are preemptive about pain management in your fur-baby, so they can be as relaxed as possible, yet free of grogginess afterwards. As your pet wakens from anesthesia, we stay with them and comfort them until they’re in your loving arms. Any appropriate medication will be sent home with you and we ask that you keep some things in mind during the recovery process:
- Check their incision site daily and watch out for unusual redness or discharge.
- Give your pet a comfortable place to relax for at least 24 hours.
- Refrain from giving your pet baths for at least 10 days.
- Keep them from licking or chewing on their incision by distracting them or using a collar.
- Try to keep them from running or jumping for at least two weeks.
- Give them lots of TLC and attention!
Please contact us with any questions about pet spay and neuter surgery. We’re here for the pets of Rittman, Wadsworth and surrounding regions in Ohio.