Spaying and neutering is the surgical sterilization of an animal. In other words, spaying and neutering ensures that your pet can not reproduce. we recommend spaying or neutering at 6 months of age and after.
Benefits of Spaying your pet
The following are the benefits of spaying:
- Prevent unwanted pregnancy and the complications arising from pregnancy and delivery.
- Stops the heat cycle-you won't have to listen to the sounds of your female in heat.
- Reduce the urge to roam. This makes it less likely that you will lose your pet, which in turn makes your pet less likely to contact a disease, get in a fight, get injured, or become a victim to cruelty, poison.
- Prevents the risk of diseases in the reproductive system such as:
- Pyometra ( Infection in uterus )
- Uterine Cancer
- Mammary tumors
- Cystic ovaries
Benefits of neutering Your pet
The following are the benefits of neutering your male pets:
- Contributing to reducing dog and cat over population.
- Lessens the urge to fight.
- In cats, neutering decreases spraying behaviour ( marking of urine )
- Helping to prevent diseases such as:
- Prostrate disease
- Testicular cancer
There is a number of unwanted animals are being euthanized every day, simply because there are no homes for them. Even if your pet has a litter and you find homes for all of them., each of those pets takes a potential home away from other homeless pets waiting in a shelter. But aside from this responsibility, there are also significant health benefits for your pet.
WHAT DOES SPAYING OR NEUTERING INVOLVE ?
Spaying involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus in the female animal. Neutering involves surgical removal of both testicles in male animals. These surgeries are performed under general anesthetics with safely monitoring devices. If you are shopping around for a competitive prices on these procedures, be sure to question the:
- If IV fluid are included or not
- Pain medication used
- Types of anesthetic used
- Monitoring equipment used
- Procedure followed
At Clarence Street Veterinary Clinic, our experienced veterinary technicians continually assesses your pet's vital signs. These patients are monitored with a multi-function monitor that measures the ( SpO2 level ) , We also measure respiratory rate, heart rate and body temperature during all surgical procedures.
Although the risk of an anesthetic death in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives.