More Than Routine Pet Spay and Neuter
Here at Aloha Animal Hospital, we’re committed to compassionate care that puts us in the same position as our patients in Hanover and surrounding areas. That’s why our pet spay and neuter service is more than a routine surgery. We talk to you about the best time to spay or neuter your breed and type of pet. Your loyal companion receives valuable medical and behavioral benefits from getting spayed and neutered and we will also guide you on how to care for your pet after the procedure.
Spay and Neuter Benefits
You can potentially ward off worrisome medical and behavioral problems, when you get your male pet neutered and your female pet spayed. Some pet spay and neuter benefits include:
- The amount of unwanted pregnancies and litters are decreased in females.
- The chances your male pet will develop testicular cancer are eliminated.
- Roaming and spraying behavior can be markedly decreased.
- Mammary gland tumors, ovarian and uterine cancer are greatly reduced or eliminated in females.
- Prostate problems in males are eliminated.
- Mounting behavior can be curtailed in male pets.
When Your Pet Should be Spayed or Neutered
We understand each pet that comes into our clinic may have different lifestyles from one to the next. We advise you on when you should get pet spay and neuter done for your fur-baby. The traditional age for dogs to be spayed or neutered is closer to six to nine-months old, but both cats and dogs can potentially be ready as young as eight-weeks old. Depending on whether you have a large or small breed of dog, we may determine that pet spay and neuter can wait until between six to 24-months old. Cats are more likely to be ready for spay or neuter surgery earlier, because they’re sexually mature before dogs.
What to Watch Out for Afterwards
Because safety is a top priority at Aloha, we will give you detailed instructions about how to care for your pet after a spay or neuter procedure. Some things to keep in mind as a caregiver are:
- Give your pet a quiet place to recover free from other pets.
- Try to keep your pet relaxed and distract them from running and jumping for up to two weeks.
- Use treats or a surgical collar to prevent them from licking the incision site.
- Refrain from giving them baths for ten days afterwards.
Contact us with any questions about our pet spay and neuter services! We’re happy to serve the pets of Hanover and their humans.