Did you know that spay and neutering is one of the most common surgical procedures for pets? At Friendly Animal Hospital in Huntington Beach, we spay and neuter animals of all shapes and sizes! We understand that as a pet owner, you may have questions about spaying and neutering your pet. To help answer some of those questions, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions.
What Is A Spay or Neuter?
Spaying is a procedure for female pets that involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus. Neutering is a surgical procedure for male pets that involves the removal of the testicles.
Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?
There are several advantages of having this operation done for your pet, as listed below:
- Better temperament- Pets who have been spayed or neutered tend to be calmer and less aggressive.
- Reduced risk of cancer- Spaying female pets before their first heat cycle can eliminate the risk of developing uterine or ovarian cancer later in life. Neutering male pets can reduce the risk of testicular cancer.
- Population control- Every year, millions of unwanted pets end up in an animal shelter, or even worse, are euthanized. Spaying and neutering play an essential role in reducing the number of unwanted animals.
What Is the Best Age to Spay or Neuter My Pet?
Having this procedure done early is beneficial because it allows your pet to recover quickly and there are fewer complications. However, it's generally recommended to get done before your pet turns six months of age. Ensuring your pet gets this service early in life can help reduce the number of homeless animals and keep your pet healthy and happy.
Is Spaying and Neutering Safe?
Our animal hospital is dedicated to providing safe and effective pet care services. We only use the latest surgical techniques and our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment. Our team of professional and compassionate veterinarians will make sure your pet is comfortable before, during, and after the procedure. This operation is a big decision for pet owners, and we are here to answer any questions you may have.
Schedule Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter Procedure in Huntington Beach, CA
At Friendly Animal Hospital, we understand that spaying and neutering can be a big decision for pet owners. We hope this list of spay and neuter questions has helped. If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our team today at (714) 845-5722.