Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter services are very important for cats and dogs and should be considered if you are a pet owner. Contact Academy Animal Hospital in Solana Beach, CA, to make an appointment with our veterinarian if you are interested in having your pet spayed or neutered. Here is some general information about these surgeries to read over so you understand why they are so important and how to care for your pet before and after this procedure is conducted.

Spay & Neuter

Why the Spay & Neuter Procedure Is Important For a Pet

If you do not intend on having your pet breed, getting them spayed or neutered will help to keep them from reproducing or getting a female animal pregnant. Since there is an abundance of unwanted kittens and puppies currently populating our neighborhoods and humane societies, you will be helping to keep animals from becoming injured or euthanized. 

Added Benefits of Having a Pet Spayed or Neutered

In addition to eliminating the chance of your pet becoming pregnant or getting another animal pregnant, there are some other benefits that spaying or neutering can provide. Pets that are altered are less likely to wander away from their homes as they will not be interested in trying to find a mate. Many poor behaviors will cease after a pet is spayed or neutered. This includes being extremely vocal, eliminating in the home, and aggression. Many pet owners enjoy having a docile pet, which is usually the case after this type of surgery is performed.

What Happens Before the Surgery

Before your pet is spayed or neutered, our veterinarian will conduct an assessment of their health to ensure they are healthy enough to withstand a surgical procedure. If your pet is healthy, an appointment will be made for the procedure. You will need to leave your pet at our facility for the surgery. Our vet will alert you about restrictions on food and water intake before the appointment date so you can prepare to have your cat or dog fast before their surgery time.

What Happens After the Surgery

After your pet is altered, it will need a quiet place to rest. It may not want to eat or drink right away due to the anesthesia it was provided for the procedure. Make sure to check your pet's incision daily and alert our vet of any problems so that they can be treated quickly if needed.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you are ready to have your cat or dog spayed or neutered, contact Academy Animal Hospital in Solana Beach to make an appointment with our veterinarian for a pre-surgical consultation. Call our office at (858) 755-1511 for more information about this important procedure.

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