As a pet owner, you are responsible for taking time to ensure proper pet care is administered to keep your animal as healthy as possible. Part this pet care includes spay and neuter procedures. At Georgetown Animal Hospital in Georgetown, OH, we provide spaying and neutering for pets. Our veterinarian will walk you through the procedure and answer any questions you have. We care for young pets to geriatric pets. Our goal is to keep your pets happy and healthy.
What Are Spaying and Neutering?
These procedures eliminate an animal’s ability to reproduce. Neutering removes a male pet’s testicles. Spaying removes a female animal’s ovaries. Not only do these procedures prevent unwanted pregnancies, but they prevent diseases in pets and can reduce unwanted behaviors.
Our vet will need to perform a wellness exam on your pet before it can be spayed or neutered. This examination ensures that your dog or cat is healthy enough for a surgical procedure. If your pet has a medical condition, treatment is administered before surgery can be scheduled. If your pet is healthy, the procedure will be scheduled.
Monitor Your Pet's Food and Water Intake
General anesthesia is used for spay and neuter surgeries. If your pet has too much in its stomach during this procedure, there is a risk that it can aspirate. It is best that your cat or dog does not eat or drink for several hours before the scheduled surgery. Our vet will provide you with a timeline for when you can feed or provide water to your pet before the surgical date.
After your pet's surgery, our vet will monitor its health for several hours. You will need to drop your cat or dog off at our office for the spay or neuter surgery and then pick it up after we contact you with a time for dismissal. We will call you after surgery is completed to let you know the condition of your pet.
Keep Track of Your Pet's Recuperation
When you bring your pet back home, it may be a bit tired from the surgery. It may also not want to eat or drink for a while. If your pet does not eat or drink after a day or two, contact our office to schedule a follow-up visit. Check your pet's incision area for signs of bleeding, ripped stitches or staples, and discharge. Call us if any of these are noticed.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Georgetown, OH Today
If your pet is ready to be spayed or neutered, contact Georgetown Animal Hospital in Georgetown, OH to schedule a pre-surgical examination. Call us today at (937) 378-6334.