Spay and Neuter Surgery with our Manhattan Veterinarian
At Animal General, our Manhattan vet is able to perform spay and neuter surgeries right here in our office. If you have a dog or cat that has not yet been spayed or neutered, now is a great time to schedule a consultation with our experienced 10024 veterinary doctors. When you trust our veterinary team with your pet's surgery, you can rest assured that he or she is in good hands.
Why Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered?
Spaying or neutering your pet prevents him or her from being able to reproduce, which in-turn prevents any unwanted litters. In a female pet, this procedure is known as a spay and requires the removal of the ovaries. In a male pet, the procedure is known as a neuter and involves the surgical removal of the testes.
Having your pet spayed or neutered is a great way to avoid unwanted litters and free up space in local shelters so that other animals can have a fighting chance at a better life. Furthermore, pets that are spayed or neutered are statistically less likely to develop certain types of reproductive cancers later in life. Many pet owners report that their pets have much better temperament after the procedure since they are less likely to try and escape home to find a mate.
What to Expect From Your Pet's Procedure
If you're thinking about having your dog or cat spayed/neutered, you may be wondering what to expect from the procedure. Your pet will be placed under anesthesia prior to the surgery, which will ensure that your pet does not feel any pain. We will also perform any necessary blood work before your pet's surgery, which is generally recommended for any pet going under anesthesia.
Most pets experience a quick recovery from spay and neuter procedures, so it is likely that your pet will be able to come home with you later the same day or the next day. When you bring your pet home, all you need to do is make sure he or she is not biting or scratching at the incision site. If so, we may need to fit your pet for a protective cone that can be worn temporarily until healing is complete.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Upper West Side Veterinarian
If you'd like to find out more about spay and neuter procedure in our office or would like to schedule an appointment with our upper west side veterinarian for any of our other services (such as wellness exams), please give Animal General a call today at (212) 501-9600.