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Understanding Pet Sterilization: What You Need to Know as a Responsible Pet Owner

As a responsible pet owner, you may consider sterilizing your loved pets. Spaying and neutering are the two primary methods of pet sterilization offered by the reputable animal hospital Eagleson Veterinary Clinic. We’ll talk about the advantages and steps involved in these crucial operations.

Types of Pet Sterilization and Timing

The two primary methods of pet sterilization are spaying and neutering. While neutering refers to the surgical removal of a male animal’s testicles, spaying refers to the surgical removal of a female animal’s ovaries and uterus. The right age for these surgeries varies based on your pet’s size and species.

Between four and six months, spaying and neutering are the baselines for cats. The procedure lowers the chance of developing specific health problems and unplanned pregnancies.

It is difficult to identify the ideal time to sterilize your puppies. Depending on the breed, delaying the surgery until excellent months is beneficial. On the other hand, some smaller dog breeds are valuable to sterilize until six months. Knowing the best time for your dog must be determined in consultation with your veterinarian because things like breed, size, and general health may affect the choice.

Health Benefits of Sterilization:

For dogs, sterilization has many health benefits. Removing the ovaries of female pets lowers their risk of developing uterine and breast cancer. If left untreated, it can occur in 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Testicular cancer and prostate problems are both decreased by male sterilization. Additionally, sterilization might lessen undesirable tendencies, including territorial marking, wandering, and aggression.

The Process

  1. Pre-Assement: Please schedule a routine consultation with our veterinarian for a quick assessment. We will provide an accurate estimate for the upcoming procedure.
  2. The procedure’s schedule: Set a date after you and your veterinarian agree on the best time.
  3. Preoperative Planning: As directed by your veterinarian, you must fast your pet the night before surgery (no food or water).
  4. Operation Day: Drop off your pet at the clinic in the morning, and one of our knowledgeable veterinarians will sterilize them.
  5. Post-Surgical Care: Our staff will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to guarantee a speedy recovery before you can pick up your pet in the afternoon.

Responsible pet ownership requires sterilizing your animal. We at Eagleson Veterinary Clinic are committed to providing kind and knowledgeable care throughout sterilization. Call us immediately to schedule a consultation to review your pet’s requirements.