When you get a puppy or kitten, there are so many important things to put on your new pet to-do list, not the least of which is putting aside plenty of time to play and cuddle! Another important thing you can do for your animal is to schedule a spay or neuter procedure. This common veterinary procedure is beneficial in so many ways, and we provide hundreds of them every year at Animal Wellness Center of Bonita Springs, FL.
How Spay and Neuter Surgeries Work
Spaying (in females) and neutering (in males) are surgical sterilization procedures that will keep your pet from being able to produce offspring. Depending on your pet’s age, breed, and health status (e.g., whether or not a female animal is in heat), it can take anywhere from just a few minutes (for male cats) to ninety minutes (for female dogs).
During these surgeries, your pets are put under general anesthesia for their comfort and safety. Our experienced Bonita Springs veterinarian team makes a few small incisions in your pet’s lower abdomen and removes the reproductive sex organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus in female pets, and testes in male pets).
5 Things to Know About Spay and Neuter Surgeries
Check out these surprising facts (and helpful things to know) about these surgeries: