Caring for your pet involves more than taking them for a walk or feeding them the right diet. As a pet owner, you want to make sure you're doing everything you can to ensure your pet lives a long, healthy, and happy life! There's no better way to ensure your pet's health is well protected than having him or her spayed or neutered.
Our veterinarian team and the rest of our staff at Fairlea Animal Hospital in Lewisburg are here to provide pets in Fairlea, Lewisburg, and surrounding areas the spay or neuter surgeries they need to live long and healthy lives. Here's what you need to know about spaying and neutering pets and how we can help.
What Is Spaying and Neutering?
Spay and neuter surgeries are incredibly common and can be done on cats as young as 8 weeks old and on puppies as young as 6 months old. Spaying surgeries are for females, while neutering is for males. This is a surgery that sterilizes your cat or dog, prevents unwanted litters of kittens and puppies, and prevents potential health risks.
Benefits of Spay and Neuter
There are an incredible amount of benefits to neutering or spaying your pet. Common benefits include:
- Lowering the risk of uterine infections and breast tumors in both cats and dogs
- Preventing cancers such as testicular cancer and prostate issues
- Lowering the risk of urinary tract infections
- Preventing your cat from running away while in heat
- Prevent behavioral issues in males such as aggression and roaming
Are Spaying and Neutering Surgeries Safe?
Although you might be hesitant to spay or neuter your pet, this is a perfectly safe surgery when done by a professional. The recovery process is also straightforward and easy. Our vets will prescribe pain medication to help comfort your pet during recovery. Your pet will also need to wear a cone for a couple of days to make sure he or she does not touch or infect their stitches at the site of the surgery.
Visit Us for Pet Surgery
Don't wait to spay or neuter your pet, as this puts them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and other health-related issues. If you're looking for a "vet near me" for your pet's surgical procedure, contact our team at Fairlea Animal Hospital today! Call us at (304) 645-3550 to schedule your pet's next exam or to learn more about how our veterinarians can help.