Spaying and neutering is one of the most important parts of responsible pet ownership. There are several benefits to pets and the communities they live in. At Trumbull Animal Hospital in Trumbull, CT, we perform spay and neuter procedures. Here's what you might need to know about spaying and neutering your pet.
What Is Spay and Neuter?
Spaying and neutering is the procedure of sterilization for male and female animals. Spaying is the removal of female reproductive organs, while neutering is removing the male's testes. It might be recommended to have either procedure done when pets are young. Our team of professionals can help you determine the best course of action based on your pet's age, breed, and overall health status. We can help make sure your pet is safe and comfortable during and after the procedure.
What Happens during the Surgery?
Pets are under general anesthesia during spay and neuter surgery. It's a delicate surgery, and we need to make sure your pet is still during the procedure. The process only takes a short time, and then your pet can be taken home for recovery. After surgery, we might recommend light or no activity for some time. It may also be important to keep your pet's incision dry so infection does not develop. You can always take your pet to our animal hospital for any concerns you have. We have an emergency vet on staff for any issues you might be having.
Benefits of Spay and Neuter
There are several benefits to having your pet spayed or neutered. First, it helps control the pet population. Unwanted animals are often placed in kennels or end up euthanized because there is no space for them. Neutering males is also known to reduce aggressive behaviors like fighting or urinating to mark their territory. Spaying females is also helpful in lowering the risk of health problems like uterus infections and some types of cancer. Spay and neutered pets might be able to live longer than ones that have not had the procedure done because of the reasons mentioned before.
Get Spay and Neuter Surgery from a Veterinarian in Trumbull, CT, on Our Veterinary Team
Spaying or neutering your pet can help give him or her a happy and healthy life. It can also help to prevent pet overpopulation. Contact our office today to make an appointment with a veterinarian on our veterinary team for spay and neuter surgery. Call us at (203) 268-6231 for more information from an emergency vet on our veterinary team. We at Trumbull Animal Hospital are here to help.