If you have a puppy or kitten, the Spay & Neuter process is something to consider when dealing with the care of your pet. Contact Prospect Park Animal Clinic to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian for a consultation to ensure your pet is healthy enough for the surgery. Here is some information about spaying and neutering to read over so you understand why it is so important to have this process conducted for your pet.
What the Spay & Neuter Process Is
Spaying & neutering your pet is the process of having reproductive organs removed from the body. Spaying is the term used for female animals while neutering is the term used for altering a male animal. Both are surgical procedures that require that the pet is anesthetized. Because of this, we typically recommend bloodwork prior to anesthesia to ensure that your pet's organs can handle the anesthesia drugs, and we require that your pet spends the day with us so that can provide a painless procedure and smooth recovery.
Why It Is Important To Spay or Neuter Your Pet
If you do not want your pet to have kittens or puppies, which bring additional financial and emotional burdens, spaying or neutering your pet is best. This stops your pet from reproducing entirely. Stray animals are a problem in our country and many end up perishing because they are left to tend to themselves in the elements of the outdoors. Spaying or neutering your pet will help to stop this from happening. Spaying or neutering can also carry some health benefits that can be discussed with your veterinarian. Additionally, for males, neutering often helps to stop aggressive behavior. Female animals that are spayed sometimes stop trying to escape the confines of their homes in an attempt to find a partner to mate with.
What Happens When You See Our Veterinarian
Our veterinarian will request that you bring your puppy or kitten to our practice for a full evaluation before a spaying or neutering appointment is made. This way any medical conditions are treated before they have surgery. You will be provided with instructions on when to stop giving your pet food and water before their appointment as well.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
When you wish to Spay & Neuter a pet, make an appointment at Prospect Park Animal Clinic in Brooklyn for a well-visit. Give our practice a call at (718) 768-6125 to find out more or to ask questions.