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Spay/Neuter Surgery

Having your pet spayed/neutered offer numerous health benefits as well as behavioral advantages. At Family Pet Clinic, our medical team and leading doctors highly recommend the spay/neuter procedure for all of their patients. 

With such an important procedure, Family Pet Clinic comes prepared. Your pet’s safety is our top priority. Our medical team is highly trained to perform this procedure with practices including: 

  • Pre-surgical bloodwork 
  • Properly dosed anesthesia
  • Pain management
  • Advanced surgical monitoring equipment
  • Technician monitoring
  • IV fluids 

What is Spay/Neuter Surgery?

Spaying is for female pets and is the removal of the ovariohysterectomy (the ovaries and uterus). 

Neutering (Castration) is for male pets and involves the removal of the testicles. Don’t’ worry! It sounds much scarier than it is.

Benefits of a Spay/Neuter Procedure

The spay/neuter procedure poses numerous health benefits for your pet. The procedure can prevent future life-threatening illnesses, undesired aggression and sexual behavior, and unwanted litters. 

Spaying female pets prevent:

  • The urge to roam
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Messy heat cycles
  • Urine marking
  • Uterine and mammary issues, including cancer and infections
  • Unwanted litters
  • Howling

Neutering male pets prevents:

  • The urge to roam
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Urine marking
  • Testicular cancer and prostate disease
  • Unwanted litters

Also, spaying/neutering is great for the overall pet population. Since the pets that undergo this procedure can’t have litters, it frees up space for pets in kennels to be adopted! 

Common Myths

My pet will gain weight.
This is false. Gaining weight comes with growing and the spay/neuter procedure does not affect this process. 

Female pets need to complete a heat cycle before being spayed.
There is no clinical evidence to back up this myth in most cases, and the longer you wait, the greater the chances of a mammary mass forming. 

Male pets’ personalities change after being neutered.
Your pet’s personality will still be there. However, there will be less aggression and less urine marking. 

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