At the Animal Clinic of Arlington TX, we receive many questions about spaying and neutering. It is an important topic to learn about, especially since it affects your pet's overall health and well-being. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive regarding spaying and neutering.
What Does Spaying and Neutering Refer To?
These are both forms of sterilization for male and female pets. Spaying is a process of removing the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Neutering is the removal of the testicles from a male animal. Both of these procedures are very common and easy to complete.
What are the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering?
There are several advantages to spaying and neutering your pet. They include:
- Reduced chances of running away from their homes since the urge to mate is eliminated
- Reduced aggression
- Less likely to urinate to mark territory
- Reduced chances of developing cancerous tumors
Spaying and neutering help control the pet population, resulting in better care for living animals and fewer euthanasians
When Should Pets be Spayed or Neutered?
Many pets are spayed and neutered between six months and one year of age. Our veterinarian can help you determine the best time for you and your pet. We will review your pet's medical history to ensure a safe time frame to move forward.
What is the Recovery Time?
Pets generally experience some discomfort after the process, but we will provide you with medication to keep your pet comfortable. We generally recommend restricting activity for about one week while your pet heals. After that, we will schedule a follow-up visit with you to ensure that everything is healing correctly. We suggest following the recovery guidelines strictly to ensure the quickest and safest recovery.
Contact Animal Clinic of Arlington for Spay and Neuter Procedures
At Animal Clinic of Arlington, we have shared the benefits of spaying and neutering with residents of Arlington, TX for many years. Call us today at (817) 460-6622 for more information on spaying and neutering r to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.