One of the biggest questions pet owners must answer early on in a pet's life is whether to spay or neuter. There are many reasons to spay or neuter your pet, especially when you consider the many benefits associated with the procedures.
We here at Parkway Animal Hospital provides surgical treatment and routine procedures in Grand Prairie, TX. If you are considering surgery for your pet, our veterinarian can help. Here's what you need to know before surgery.
What Happens During Spay or Neuter Surgery?
A spay surgery is performed on female pets, and it involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries. For male pets, the surgery is called neutering, and it involves the removal of the testicles. Removing these body parts prevents pregnancy and reproduction, reducing the number of homeless pets in the world.
Spay and neuter surgeries are both very safe. These are routine surgeries that vets perform often. During surgery, your pet is still carefully monitored to ensure that he or she is safe and healthy. Your pet will also return after surgery so that you can ensure the procedure was effective and there are no signs of infection.
What Are the Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet?
Spaying your female pet offers numerous benefits. For instance, a female pet that is spayed is at lower risk for certain types of cancer, including mammary gland and uterine cancer. Female pets who are fixed are also less likely to attract males to your home, and they also do not go into heat.
Neutering a male pet is also important. Males who are neutered are less aggressive and less likely to roam the neighborhood. They are also much less likely to get testicular cancer, and they are more likely to live a longer life because they get into fewer fights.
When Should You Fix Your Pet?
You should fix your pet in the first few months of life. Pets need to have a certain weight before they can be safely altered. If you want to make sure that your pet can safely undergo surgery, meet with our vet to learn more.
How Can You Schedule a Surgery?
Are you considering a visit to the veterinarian for spay or neuter surgery? We here at Parkway Animal Hospital in Grand Prairie, TX, can help your pet get the treatment he or she needs to avoid pregnancy and unwanted side effects. Call us at (972) 263-7277.