Providing your dog or cat with a spay or neuter procedure is extremely beneficial in many ways. If you are interested in having your pet altered, contact Farview Veterinary Hospital in Independence to make an appointment with our veterinarian. Here is information about the procedure to help you determine if it is right for your dog or cat.
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering
When a pet is spayed or neutered, it is no longer able to reproduce. This is extremely important, as there are many unwanted animals already in existence in the world today. In addition to stopping unwanted pregnancies, spaying or neutering will protect altered pets against contracting reproductive cancers. Many people find that after these procedures are conducted, their pets tend to stop exhibiting negative behavioral practices such as loudness, trying to get outside of the home to look for a mate, marking territory, and aggression.
What Happens before the Procedure
It is important that your dog or cat have a complete examination before being spayed or neutered. Veterinarians require this examination to ensure animals are healthy enough for a surgical procedure. We will examine your pet in detail to rule out medical conditions that would cause difficulty during an operation. If a condition that complicates surgery is found, treatment is provided so the pet can heal before surgery is scheduled. During your pet's wellness examination, our vet will discuss spaying or neutering with you so you know what the procedure entails.
The Day of the Procedure
Our vet will let you know how long your pet will not be able to eat or drink before surgery. You will need to drop off your pet at our office and we will call you to alert you about your pet's condition after the surgery has been conducted. You will be given a time for pickup. After you get your pet home, keep him in a place away from people and other pets so he has a chance to rest and recover. If you notice the incision area is bleeding or has a discharge, contact our office right away for a follow-up checkup.
If you are interested in having your pets spayed or neutered, contact Farview Veterinary Hospital in Independence to schedule an appointment for a wellness-visit with our veterinarian. Afterward, we will provide you with a date for surgery. Call our office today at to find out more.