Spay and Neuter

Spay And Neuter At Animal General

If you are a pet owner, the Spay & Neuter processes should be considered to help protect them against their involvement with unwanted puppies or kittens. Contact Animal General in New York City to make an appointment with our veterinarian to discuss these procedures and for an evaluation of your pet before surgery is scheduled. Read over the following information to help you understand why Spay & Neuter for pets is so important.

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What is Spaying And Neutering 

A pet that is spayed or neutered is unable to take a role in reproducing. The reproductive organs are removed, leaving the pet in an altered state. This procedure is done surgically and takes a few days to weeks for recovery to take place. It is important to have your pet evaluated before scheduling a spay or neuter procedure to ensure they are healthy enough for the surgery to take place.

The Benefits Of Spaying Or Neutering Your Pet

If you do not want to care for puppies or kittens, or you are concerned about your pet getting another animal pregnant, it is extremely important to have your cat or dog spayed or neutered by our veterinarian. An altered pet often displays a more docile behavior than they had previously. They will no longer try to find a mate, leading to less chance of them trying to escape the home to look for one. They may also stop poor behavioral practices like yowling or urinating in the home. Pets that are spayed or neutered are also at less of a risk for reproductive cancers.

When To Have Your Pet Spayed Or Neutered

Puppies and kittens alike can be spayed or neutered at young ages. Many people wait until their pet is between three and six months old to have the procedure conducted. It is best to have the surgery done before a pet reaches sexual maturity, however, it can also be done in a pet's later years.

What Will Happen On Your Pet's Surgery Day

When you bring your pet to our veterinarian for spaying or neutering, they will need to have not had food or water for several hours beforehand. This is because anesthesia will be administered. Our veterinarian will conduct the surgery and contact you afterward to alert you about your pet's condition. They will also provide you with post-operative care instructions.

Contact Our Animal General Today!             

If you are ready to have your cat or dog spayed or neutered, contact Animal General in New York City to schedule a consultation appointment with our veterinarian. Call our practice at (212) 501-9600 to inquire about the procedure, to find out more about the benefits, or to learn more about scheduling availability with our practitioner.

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