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SPAY AND NEUTER

Many pet owners are not aware of spaying and neutering. Simply put, spaying is done on female pets while neutering is done on male pets. Pet owners often have a misconceived notion that spaying and neutering will only do harm to their pets when there are plenty of advantages to having your pets spayed or neutered, which would benefit both you and your pet in the long run.

A neutered male pet has a lower risk of contracting testicular cancer, while spayed female pets have a lower risk of contracting breast cancer. It is a common disease among pets, especially those who were not neutered or spayed. Spayed female pets tend to be healthier after the process. There is a common misconception that sterilized female pets have erratic behavior after spaying, but this is not true. There will not be issues of an unwanted litter of puppies or kittens. This is beneficial for both the pet and the pet owner, especially if the pet owner cannot take care of more animals. It saves everyone the pain of abandoning innocent animals.

If these advantages sound appealing to you, Spay and Neuter Washington DC can help your pet go through this process safely. With our modern spaying and neutering techniques, your pets are guaranteed to be healthy and live an improved life after the procedure.

WHAT WE DO

Our experts start with ensuring that the pet is of the right age to be spayed or neutered. It is best to bring your pet in for spaying or neutering at a young age. For dogs, the period might differ depending on the dog’s size. It is pretty challenging to say if the pet is in heat, especially if it is your first time taking care of a pet; however, it is best to have your pet spayed or neutered before they first go in heat. On average, most pets can be neutered or spayed around 6-12 months. Some do the procedure later at 9-18 months old.

We check the records of the pet to make sure that they are of age and have no underlying conditions. Once all records are in and your pet is in the clear to undergo the procedure, they will be given anesthetics not to feel the pain of the surgery. Your pet would be asleep during the process, so rest assured that they are not feeling pain while being spayed or neutered. After the procedure, it is expected that they will be a little bit groggy from the anesthesia. This will not last long as the anesthetics wear off.

SETTING EXPECTATIONS

We advise pet owners to observe their pets after the procedure. Some pets might exhibit symptoms of infection or may have a behavior change. Although this is not always the case, it would still be best to contact us if there are changes noticed in the pets’ behavior especially with appetite. Spay and Neuter Washington DC prescribes medication for the pet to avoid infection and other diseases that might befall them since surgery can compromise their immune system. Our veterinarians also prescribe supplements to avoid this situation.

We always take two steps ahead when it comes to surgical procedures like spaying and neutering to ensure your pets’ wellness.

CONTACT US

Spaying and neutering might feel a bit complicated at first, but once you see the benefits of the procedure to your pet, you will surely feel relieved and worry-free. Let Spay and Neuter Washington DC help your pet live a better and improved life by going through this procedure. If you have any inquiries about this service, do not hesitate to make a call. We will be more than happy to assist you.