Spay and neuter procedures have many advantages for your dog or cat at Bergen Veterinary Hospital. Our veterinary team offers high-quality care for this routine procedure and can guide you on how to best support your pet through its healing process. Understand more about spaying and neutering and what to expect at Bergen Veterinary Hospital.
Why Schedule a Spay and Neuter Procedure
We want every pet to have the very best start in life. Spaying and neutering is a common procedure found to reduce undesired pregnancies in dogs and cats. Euthanization may occur to dogs and cats that are not adopted at shelters, and spaying and neutering help decrease the populations that may find themselves in such a situation.
There are also health benefits to spaying and neutering dogs and cats. Dogs and cats remaining intact may display more aggressive behavior and be more likely to develop specific diseases. When you choose to spay or neuter your dog or cat, your pet will generally be more docile, stay closer to home, and enjoy a decreased risk of developing certain cancers in its reproductive system. Pet owners also do not have to deal with behaviors associated with a dog or cat’s heat cycle.
When can this surgery be performed? You may schedule your kitten’s surgery from when they are 8 weeks of age. Your puppy will need to wait longer and may be considered for spaying or neutering at around 6 months.
What to Know About Pre- and Post-surgery
Spay and neuter services are routine procedures. That being said, we do make suggestions to support optimal outcomes in your pet. Your pet should refrain from eating for a few hours before undergoing this procedure. After a spay and neuter service, your pet should be kept in an area and allowed to rest with minimal disturbance. Your pet should be as inactive as possible during the recovery period.
Some animals may require an Elizabethan collar to avoid irritating the incision site. The area needs to remain dry for 10 days. Look at the incision site daily for any indications of inflammation or infection.
High-Quality Routine Care in Teaneck, NJ
Our trusted veterinary team at Bergen Veterinary Hospital offers compassionate care paired with cutting-edge technology to Teaneck area pets. Contact us at 201-837-3470 to schedule your pet’s spay and neuter service today.
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