Spaying or neutering a cat or dog is an important aspect that every pet owner needs to consider. If you have an unaltered cat or dog, contact Derry Village Animal Clinic in Mississauga or Brampton to make an appointment with our vet. Here is some information about spaying and neutering to read over so you know why it is beneficial and learn how to care for your pet before and after the procedure is conducted by our animal hospital.
The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering
Most people will spay or neuter their pet so that it is unable to reproduce. This will aid in keeping the population of unwanted puppies or kittens at a minimum. There are other benefits to be obtained with spaying or neutering your pet as well. Many pet owners find that their animals will cease in engaging poor behavioral practices such as urinating to mark territory or yowling or barking to get the attention of a prospective mate. Male animals will often become less aggressive. Female animals will not try to escape the home to try to find another animal to reproduce with. Spaying or neutering will also reduce the chance of your pet contracting some reproductive cancers.
Preparing for Your Pet's Surgery
You will need to bring your cat or dog to our animal clinic to have a checkup with our veterinarian before a surgical procedure can be conducted. Our vet will determine whether your pet is healthy enough for the process and will make an appointment for the surgery if they pass the evaluation with favorable results. Our vet will discuss food and drink administration with you before the surgical procedure. It is likely your pet will need to refrain from eating or drinking for several hours before their operation as general anesthesia will be used for the procedure.
How to Care for Your Pet After Their Surgery
After your dog or cats spay or neuter procedure, they will need to remain as comfortable as possible at your home so that they can recuperate from the surgery. Place your pet in a room away from the activity so that they can rest as needed. Your cat or dog may not be hungry or thirsty for several hours after their discharge. They will regain their appetite as the anesthesia wears off. Check on your pet's incision for bleeding or any discharge often. If your pet does not seem to be healing properly, contact our office to make an appointment with our vet for an evaluation.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Contact Derry Village Animal Clinic if you live in Mississauga or Brampton to make an appointment for a veterinary checkup. Call our practice at (905) 670-1414 for more information.