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 neuter your male pet as soon as possible. Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal. The surgical procedure, performed by a veterinarian, makes the male 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 neutered?
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 willing adopters. Having your pet spayed or neutered ensures that you will not be adding to this tremendous burden.
When can I have this procedure done?
Both procedures 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?
Through neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life.
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 neutered.
A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.
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 you found this informative and learned some new information! Come see us!
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