Spay & Neuter Procedures
Many pet owners are on the fence when it comes to spaying or neutering their pet. Some are worried about their pet’s safety while others simply are not sure if that is what is best for their pet. At Westside Animal Clinic in Spring Hill, we offer safe and effective spay & neuter procedures to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Here is what you should know about these two surgeries.
What are Spay & Neuter Surgeries?
Spaying & neuter surgeries are a means of sterilizing your pet to prevent unwanted litters. These surgeries are safe and effective when performed by a qualified vet. Your Spring Hill veterinarian has ample experience in performing these procedures, so you don’t have to worry about the health and welfare of your kit or pup.
Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
The most obvious reason to spay or neuter a dog or cat is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. If you are unable to care for a litter of babies, “fixing” your pet is a viable solution. Spay & neuter procedures come with other benefits as well.
These procedures can help improve the health of your pet by minimizing or eliminating the risk of reproductive infections, tumors, and cancers. This gives your pet a chance to live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying or neutering your pet can help reduce behavioral problems like aggression, excessive barking, and roaming. Your pet’s less likely to get lost due to wandering off or hurt due to getting into animal fights. As your pet does not have that inordinate desire to mate, he or she may be more attentive to your needs, enabling you to form a stronger bond.
Spay & neuter surgeries help reduce the animal population in your community to reduce the overcrowding of animal shelters and strays. These procedures can also help save lives as animals that are not adopted after some time are generally put down.
When is a Good Time to Spay or Neuter a Pet?
Traditionally, pups are neutered around six to nine months of age, although this procedure can be performed sooner. It is also possible to neuter an older dog as well. However, older dogs are at greater risk of developing post-op complications, especially if they are overweight or have health issues.
Cats can be spayed or neutered early in life, around eight weeks of age. If you adopt a kit from an animal shelter, chances are the surgery has already been done. After assessing your pet’s health, your Spring Hill veterinarian can recommend a good time to spay or neuter your pet.
See Westside Animal Clinic for Spay & Neuter Procedures
To schedule an appointment to spay or neuter your feline or canine, contact Westside Animal Clinic in Spring Hill at (352) 683-1512.