The Cat Spay and Neutering Process
At San Angelo Veterinary Hospital in San Angelo, TX, we are dedicated to providing pets with the best care in the area. We offer a full range of services in our state-of-the-art facility. Our team of veterinary professionals uses the latest techniques and equipment to ensure quick diagnosis and treatment of your furry friend, getting them back in tip-top condition. Our goal is to provide the best in wellness and preventative care to keep them happy and healthy for many years. One way we accomplish this is by offering safe and effective spaying and neutering services to patients.
What Is Cat Spaying And Neutering?
We believe that this practice is one of the most humane procedures that can be done for pets. It also helps the community by helping reduce the pet population. Sometimes pet owners, especially those with cats, ask if the procedure is safe or even necessary for their pet. We love answering this question because we believe everyone should make an informed decision before deciding on any type of pet surgery. Neutering is the surgical removal of the testes in male cats. Spaying is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries in female cats. Both procedures render a cat unable to reproduce.
What Are The Benefits Of Spaying and Neutering Cats?
Aside from controlling the pet population and preventing unwanted pregnancies, there are several health benefits related to getting a cat "fixed." Spayed and neutered cats are typically calmer and exhibit fewer aggressive behaviors.
- They're less likely to cry and make other noises usually related to being in heat.
- Male cats will be less likely to try to escape and wander in search of a mate, which means they will be less likely to be injured, lost, or contract diseases.
- Female cats will cease to have a menstrual cycle, and male cats will normally stop spraying, which means less mess and odor.
- Chances of certain types of cancer (like ovarian and testicular) are eradicated. The instances of urinary tract infections are greatly reduced, thereby reducing the need for pet care.
Is The Surgery Dangerous?
While there is a certain level of risk any time anesthesia is involved, spaying and neutering are one of the most common and safest procedures performed. The procedure takes only ten to fifteen minutes for males and about twenty minutes for females. They are monitored closely and provided with fluids and oxygen as needed. Most pets go home the same day.
Contact San Angelo Veterinary Clinic
If you are in the San Angelo area and need a veterinarian near you for cat spaying, neutering, or any other pet-related services, the experienced and friendly staff at San Angelo Veterinary Clinic is here to help. Please give us a call or visit our website.