SPAY AND NEUTER
Spay and Neuter Animal Surgery with Our Veterinarian in Rancho Bernardo
Spay and neuter surgery is one of the best gifts you can possibly give to your pet. Spaying and neutering our pets helps to reduce the pressure on local shelters struggling to provide enough pet boarding to save unwanted animals, and that is a wonderful and compassionate reason to schedule this surgery. But did you know that spaying and neutering has great health benefits for your pet?
Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
One of the biggest benefits of spay and neuter surgery is that it can actually increase your pet’s chances of living a longer, healthier life! On average, a fixed pet can live nearly 40% longer than an unfixed pet.
When we remove a pet’s reproductive organs through spay or neuter surgery, this essentially eliminates the risk that he or she will ever develop reproductive cancers. Female pets especially benefit because they can avoid deadly uterine infections (pyometra) after they are spayed. Not only does spaying and neutering prevent pets from struggling with these diseases, this routine surgery is far less expensive than treatment for these diseases.
Of course, spay and neuter surgery prevents pet pregnancies. Prenatal care can be expensive and there can be several health complications for a pregnant pet. Also, the miracle of new puppies and kittens is often very quickly overshadowed by the stress and expense of feeding, providing veterinary care for, and arranging pet boarding for all of them. This is why so many of them regrettably end up on the streets.
Neuter surgery is also a great way to help your male pet avoid trouble. A fixed male pet is far easier to train and will be much more docile and relaxed in your family circle. This is because his hormonal drive to roam and mate has been surgically removed. Unfixed males are often aggressive, damage property, and can injure themselves and others in the quest to reach a female in heat.
These routine surgeries clearly save lives, and at Rancho Bernardo Pet Hospital, spay and neuter surgeries are also quick and have a low recovery time for your pet. Dr. Stephens uses minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy and laser surgery to minimize bleeding and to make much smaller incisions. Generally, there is only a very short need for hospitalization on the day of surgery as your pet recovers. After a short stint in recovery, you can pick your pet up and we will explain all you need to do to help your pet stay comfortable and recuperate quickly!
To ask questions or schedule an appointment, please call your veterinarian in San Diego who cares at 858-451-1700 today!
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