Rancho Bernardo Veterinarian Neuter and Spay
At Companion Care Veterinary Hospital, we offer spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. Not only are spay and neuter a great way to reduce the overpopulation of household pets and shelter pets, these surgeries offer health benefits for your pets. Learn more about the purpose of spay and neuter and our approach to these pet surgeries at Companion Care Veterinary Hospital.
Pet Wellness Benefits of Spay and Neuter
It may sound funny, but having your cat or dog spayed or neutered actually lengthens his or her life span. That’s right, this simple surgery decreases your pet’s risk of several diseases, including reproductive cancers. If you want your companion animal to live a long and full life, this early intervention surgery is one of the best things you can do.
Male pets relax in personality after being neutered. If you would like your male pet to become more affectionate, more gentle, and easier to train, we always recommend this surgery. Without getting neutered, male pets tend to cause more accidental property damage around the house and can be more aggressive to other pets, family members, and the general public if they sense a female dog in heat.
You may be nervous about pet surgery, but let our Rancho Bernardo veterinarian assure you that this routine pet wellness surgery is quick and safe. Within a few days, your pet can be fully recovered from the spay or neuter service.
What to Expect From Pet Surgery at Companion Care Veterinary Hospital
We would like to prepare you and your pet for spay/neuter surgery by letting you know what to expect before, during, and after your appointment. When you bring your animal in for surgery, you will wait together in our comfortable waiting room.
Before surgery, we will give your pet anesthesia so he or she does not feel pain. We use a minimally invasive technique so that surgery is quick and your pet will recover soon after. Once your pet wakes up after surgery, we will monitor him or her for a few hours. Later that day, your pet should be ready to go home.
We will discuss how you should care for your pet and notify you of any ‘warning signs” that your pet has gotten into the incision site. Simply monitor your pet for a few days until he or she is fully recovered. If your pet encounters a complication, or begins to chew at the incision site, we will provide additional care at our facility.
Do you need to schedule a spay/neuter appointment? Or do you have questions for our veterinary staff about this procedure, or any other routine procedures that we offer at our Rancho Bernardo veterinary practice?