Spay & Neuter Surgery from Our Katy Veterinarian
Is your dog or cat intact? If your pets still have their reproductive organs, spaying or neutering could help them avoid health and behavioral problems for years to come. It’s also a responsible thing to do for the rest of Katy’s animal population. At Grand Park Animal Clinic, we are proud to spay and neuter pets of all ages, including puppies and kittens that are ready to start a lifetime of preventative animal care.
Here’s what you need to know about spay and neuter surgery in Katy:
What is Spay and Neuter Surgery?
Spaying and neutering are soft tissue surgeries that prevent pets from reproducing. Our Katy veterinarian, Dr. Crouch, performs both of these routine procedures regularly, and she’s happy to answer your questions and walk you through the details of each procedure. However, we know you want the best for your little one, and you want to be informed as you consider surgery.
So, what happens during spay or neuter surgery? Spaying is the process of removing a female pet’s reproductive organs (most often, the ovaries and uterus). When our vet spays a female dog or cat, she makes a small incision in the lower abdomen. Neutering a male cat or dog is a little simpler because it doesn’t involve any internal organs. Our vet makes an even smaller incision in order to remove the testes.
Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Your Pets
Why spay or neuter your pets? Whether or not you plan to let your pets socialize with other intact animals, there’s always a chance they could get loose or lost and reproduce. In fact, reproductive urges increase these chances, allowing your pet to potentially contribute to the problem of overpopulation. However, unwanted litters are only part of the reason for surgery.
Here are some of the benefits of spaying and neutering pets:
- Decreases risk of aggression
- Decreases tendencies to mark or spray
- Reduces urge to wander and mate
- Reduces the likelihood of some cancers, including cancers of the mammary glands, ovaries, and testes
- Reduces the risk of urinary tract infections
Our Spay & Neuter Services for Katy Dogs and Cats
We spay and neuter pets at our Katy animal clinic, and we encourage all families to consider this procedure. Want to spay or neuter a puppy or kitten? Just like vaccinations, spaying and neutering are important to schedule as soon as your pet is old enough. Our veterinarian will help you decide whether surgery is right for your puppy or kitten yet.
Of course, it’s not too late to spay or neuter an adult pet. As long as your dog or cat is physically fit for surgery, they can still reap the benefits of spaying and neutering. However, behavioral problems are easier to avoid the earlier you schedule surgery. Our staff at Grand Park Animal Clinic can handle all of your animal care needs.
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