If you're a new dog or cat owner, you might be wondering what are the benefits of spay and neutering services for your animal? Will these services be offered by a regular veterinarian, and will they help my pet's health? The answer to both these questions is yes. You can rest assured our vet at our animal hospital will be able to provide spay and neutering services for your cats and dogs, and that these elective surgeries are good choices for certain cats and dogs.
At Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help our pets in Philadelphia, PA, receive pet care in for their pet wellness. That's why our vet is at our animal hospital to answer questions you might have about veterinary care, spay and neutering services, and more. Below you can find more information about the benefits of spay and neutering, when it can be done, and if this is the right choice for your cat or dog.
What Are Spay and Neutering Services?
Spaying an neutering is the process of removing the reproductive organs in your cat or dog. These = services can be done on both males and females, cats and dogs. On males, this surgery is known as neutering, and involves removing the testes. In females, this surgery is known as spaying, and involves removing the ovaries and the uterus.
This type of elective surgery has a variety of benefits, including:
- Evidence shows that it can reduce the risk of certain cancers, such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer in males and females
- It can help reduce bad behavior such as mouthing, spraying, and running away when your pet is in its stages of heat
- Can help prevent the creation of new litters and possible strays if your pet stays outdoors
Does Spay and Neutering Cause My Pet Pain?
Recovery periods may vary for your pet, taking anywhere between a couple of days to a week. This type of surgery should not cause your pet much pain, since they are under general anesthesia when it is performed. Our veterinarian on our veterinary team can perform this procedure and conduct any follow-up care.