Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying and neutering are essential surgical procedures for responsible pet owners. Spaying your female pet or neutering your male pet is the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Additionally, these surgeries offer multiple health and behavioral benefits. Advanced Veterinary Medical Center in El Sobrante, CA, is here to tell you what to expect during these procedures and how they can improve your pet’s quality of life.

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What to Expect During the Spay/Neuter Procedure

Before you can schedule your pet’s operation, our veterinarians will conduct a pre-operative examination to assess your pet’s overall health. This exam is crucial for determining if your pet can safely receive anesthesia. We will also discuss the procedure in detail and provide post-operative care instructions.

On the day of surgery, your pet will be admitted to the clinic and placed under general anesthesia. Our veterinarians will then perform the minimally invasive surgical procedure. Spaying involves the removal of your female pet’s ovaries and uterus, while neutering removes your male pet’s testes. Most pets go home the same day and require an Elizabethan collar to prevent them from licking or chewing at the incision site. We will also prescribe medication to ease your pet’s pain and help it remain comfortable during recovery.

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying and neutering offer several benefits for your pet and the larger animal community. Here are some of the advantages of spaying or neutering your pet:

•             Reduced health risks: Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine infections and ovarian cancer, and neutering reduces the risk of testicular cancer and prostate problems.

•             Behavioral improvements: Spaying and neutering can significantly reduce unwanted behaviors associated with mating instincts. These include roaming, marking territory with urine, and aggression towards other animals.

•             Longer lifespans: Spayed and neutered pets often live longer, healthier lives due to reduced risks of cancers and other health concerns involving the reproductive organs. These pets are also less likely to have traffic accidents since they have less desire to roam.

•             Decreased pet overpopulation: Spaying and neutering is the most effective way to control pet homelessness and overpopulation. Millions of unwanted cats and dogs end up in shelters each year, and many get euthanized due to overcrowding.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Pet’s Procedure/Surgery Today

Spaying and neutering are safe and routine procedures that offer several benefits for your pet’s health and well-being. If you have questions about these surgeries or want to schedule a consultation with a “veterinarian near you,” contact Advanced Veterinary Medical Center in El Sobrante, CA, today. Call us and schedule an appointment at (510) 222-7387 to learn more about spaying and neutering and how they can improve your pet’s quality of life.

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