Many people think spaying and neutering their pets is only meant to prevent pregnancies and an abundance of litter. There’s another major benefit to getting your pet spayed or neutered. When your pet is spayed or neutered it eliminates their chances of developing reproductive diseases. Learn more about how your pet’s life can improve and be lengthened from being spayed or neutered by calling us at 403-527-4888.
What happens when my pet is spayed/neutered?
Spaying (a female) and neutering (a male) pets is a surgical procedure. Prior to surgery, their blood will be tested to determine the appropriate level of anesthesia for them. Females will have their ovaries and uterus removed while males will have their testicles removed. Afterwards, they can be given pain medication to reduce their discomfort. You are welcome to bring them in for laser therapy to quicken their recovery time.
What kind of reproductive illnesses could my pet develop?
Your pet may develop several reproductive diseases if they are not spayed/neutered. Without the ovaries, uterus, and testicles, your pet will avoid ovarian tumors, testicular cancer, and uterine cysts. Getting them spayed or neutered will allow your pet to dodge these diseases and help them live a longer life.
When should I get my pet spayed/neutered?
Our veterinarians will inform you on the best time to get your pet spayed/neutered. However, it’s common for pets to have this procedure anytime between six months and one-years-old. Females should be spayed before their first heat, which occurs when they are 5 or 6-months-old.