Spay & Neuter FAQs
Spaying and neutering offer benefits for the pet and you as an owner. We encourage all our families to spay and neuter their pets unless they plan to breed. This prevents unwanted litters and may also prevent health problems in the future. Before you schedule a procedure with a veterinarian from us at Fairlea Animal Hospital, serving Lewisburg WV, Fairlea WV, and the surrounding region, you should know a bit about the procedure.
What's a Spay?
A spray is a procedure where a “vet near me” will remove the ovaries and uterus so the pet doesn't produce estrogen or release an egg. The procedure is relatively safe and consists of our vet making an incision underneath her belly button.
What's a Neuter?
A neuter is a surgery that removes your pet's testes. Your pet then can't produce sperm or testosterone. During the procedure, our practitioner makes an incision in the scrotal sack to remove the contents.
What Should You Expect after the Procedure?
Your pet will be given anesthesia by a veterinarian from our practice so he or she can't feel pain during the procedure and isn't fully aware of what's going on. As your pet is coming out of the anesthesia, he or she may be sleepy or groggy. When you bring your pet, you may notice that he or she is excessively thirsty or hungry because of having to fast before the procedure. Some pets become agitated while coming out of the anesthesia.
The incision will take a bit of time to heal. Female pets tend to take longer to heal since theirs is more invasive. We may use dissolvable stitches, so you don't have to come back to have the stitches removed.
How Safe Is Spay & Neuter?
When you visit us as your “vet near me”, we take every step necessary to ensure the safety of your pet. Plus, generally, these procedures are safe and have relatively no risks. We'll also provide you with education so you can take care of your pet properly after the surgery to further ensure it heals right.
Spaying and neutering is a safe procedure that can help your pet and yourself. Not to mention, you prevent unwanted litters, which are difficult to contend with since there aren't always homes available for all the pets, and shelters have limited room.
Contact Us for More Information
Contact us here at Fairlea Animal Hospital, serving Fairlea, WV, Lewisburg, WV, and the nearby regions, to schedule a spay or neuter by calling 304-645-3550.