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What You Need To Know About Spay and Neuter

About Spay and Neuter

Do you own a pet who is not spayed and neutered? Spaying and neutering your pet comes with many benefits. Unwanted pregnancies in pets and prevention in certain health conditions can help your pet in the long run. Talk to our veterinarians at Animal General in New York City about the procedures and health evaluations your pet will need to go thru before getting spayed or neutered.

When Is It Time To Spay and Neuter Your Pet? 

Your pet can be spayed or neutered at any age, but for the purpose of health benefits, you should take your pet to our veterinarians at an early age. You can take your puppy or kitten to get spayed or neutered after eight weeks old, however, it is most common to do so between six and nine months of age.

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

For female animals, the benefits are unwanted pregnancies, minimizing its heat cycle, and the chance of developing ovarian and uterine cancer are eliminated. For male animals, they will not need to feel like mating with other animals and can eliminate the chance of having testicular cancer.

How Can You Help With Your Pet’s Recovery after Being Spayed and Neutered?

Your pet will need time and a quiet environment to recover from surgery. Don’t let your pet go outside immediately after the procedure and try to deter your pet from jumping or running around your home for at least a couple of weeks. Don’t permit your dog or cat to lick or bite at the incision. This could cause an infection and a medical complication. Don’t bathe your pet for a couple weeks after their surgery, this can cause wounds to open or an infection to develop. Always feel free to call our New York City veterinarians for any questions that you have about taking care of your pet after surgery.

Need To Get Your Pet Spayed Or Neutered? Call Us to Schedule Your Pet’s Procedure. 

Spaying and neutering your pets can prevent certain illnesses, including certain types of cancer. If you notice any discharge, swelling, or redness where the incision site is, call our veterinary care immediately. Talk to our veterinarians at Animal General in New York City to find out more about getting your pet spayed or neutered. Call our veterinary care to schedule an appointment at (212) 501-9600!

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