Spay and Neuter Surgery for Dogs and Cats in Cooper City, FL

Spay and neuter surgeries are common and highly beneficial to dogs and cats here in Cooper City. While many pet parents might fret about the thought of their pets undergoing surgery, spaying and neutering are essential to the health of all dogs and cats, and can help curb stray overpopulation.

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The Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery

The Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery

Spaying and neutering benefits dogs and cats in several ways:

Reduces Overpopulation and Animal Shelter Overcrowding

The first and most important benefit of spaying and neutering is that it prevents unplanned litters of puppies and kittens, all of whom need lots of care and attention. When you consider how many pets must be humanely euthanized at shelters due to a lack of sufficient resources, the benefit of population control to the entire animal community here in Cooper City becomes quite clear.

Health Benefits

Pets can also enjoy some important health benefits. Removal of the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes (spaying) or of the testes (neutering) automatically eliminates or minimizes the risk of certain cancers—including uterine and breast tumors, both of which have a high malignancy rate.

Behavioral Benefits

The resulting changes from spaying and neutering can also relieve dogs and cats of aggressive or roaming behaviors that accompany heat cycles, which means your pet will be more likely to stay out of hazardous situations.

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Can My Pet be Spayed or Neutered  as an Adult?

Can My Pet be Spayed or Neutered as an Adult?

Sexually mature animals can be spayed or neutered (barring any specific health concerns), as well. However, it is better for your pet’s long-term health if they undergo the surgery as soon as your veterinarian recommends. Dr. Levin, can suggest the best course of action and wellness care for your puppy, kitten, or senior pet. Our goal is to help you feel assured that your four-legged family member is getting the healthiest possible start in life.

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter

Since our veterinary team needs to administer general anesthesia to your pet before their surgery, you will need to withhold food by a certain time the night before surgery to prevent any health complications (such as aspiration) during the procedure. Normal activity on the morning of surgery is acceptable, but extreme exertion is discouraged.

Most pets are able to go home the same day once they are fully awakened from the anesthesia. Your pet may be given an e-collar/cone to prevent them from licking, biting, and/or chewing at their incision site. Furthermore, we will write any prescriptions that are needed for pain relievers or other medications, and instruct you on how to watch your pet’s incision for any changes such as swelling, seepage, redness, hardening of the skin, or torn stitches. We will also help you schedule a follow-up visit with your veterinarian so we can make sure your pet is healing well.