Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.
By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviour, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anaesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Please see the descriptions under Anaesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
He goes home the day of surgery, usually between 3 and 5 pm. We do a follow-up call the next day to make sure everything is going well at home. During the first 10 days after surgery, exercise restriction is very important to allow the incision time to heal. The sutures are all buried so the pet does not need to come back for suture removal; however, we like to check the incision in 10 days to ensure it has healed without complications. There is no charge for the recheck.
To set up an appointment to have your pet neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us or stop by so we can discuss your concerns.