Did you get a new pet? Picked up a stray female? As a pet owner, there are many things you will be told to do with a new pet. However, one important and healthy point is to spay your female pet as soon as possible. Spaying is a general term used to describe the ovariohysterectomy of a female animal. The surgical procedure, performed by a veterinarian, makes the female incapable of reproducing. A list of common questions are listed below so you can understand the surgery’s benefits.
Why should I have my pet spayed?
Animal shelters, both public and private, are faced with an incredible burden: What to do with the overpopulation of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for! Approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters each year, only because there are not enough people willing to adopt. Having your pet spayed ensures that you will not be adding to this tremendous burden.
When can I have this procedure done?
The procedure can safely be performed at as early as 4 months of age. The Day And Evening Pet Hospital is a strong proponent of juvenile or pediatric spay/neuter since it is both healthy for pets and effectively reduces pet overpopulation. This is another reason why we provide this surgery as a low-cost service. Click here for coupon.
What are some of the health and behavioral benefits?
Spaying eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat. Spaying a female dog also eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle.
Neutering of male dogs and cats can prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression and the urge to roam. If you have more than one pet in your household, all the pets will generally get along better if they are spayed/neutered.
There are several long-term benefits that go along with spays: Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer.
Answers to Common Questions:
Drop off is between 9:00 and 10:00 am. Pick up is typically between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, but you have until 7:30 pm to pick up your pet.
Your pet will have internal sutures, and skin glue will be applied to the outside. This is so you do not have to come back for us to remove the sutures.
Your pet does need to be up-to-date on vaccines. Dogs need to have their DHPP, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccines. It is $33 plus their county license. Cats need to have their FVRCP, and rabies vaccines. It is $22 plus their county license.
We have optional take home medication. Antibiotics are $15 and Pain medications are $25. We always recommend both. We can also provide an e-collar to prevent your pet from licking the incision site for $15.
Hopefully this was informative and gave you some new information. Come see us!
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