While it is entirely natural for our dogs and cats to want to mate and have litters, this behavior can result in far too many animals living in shelters and on the streets. What’s more, their hormonal behaviors can cause conflict in the home and pose difficulties for many pet owners, which, sadly, often leads to animals being surrendered to shelters. Here in Altamonte Springs, we regularly perform spay and neuter surgeries on dogs and cats to effectively (and safely) curb animal overpopulation, and help pets and their families enjoy a more harmonious existence together.
Spay and Neuter Surgeries can Also Improve Pet Health
This might be surprising, but spaying and neutering our pets can be a boon to their health, too. While this is not a 100% guarantee, male and female dogs and cats that have undergone surgery may be less at risk for certain cancers, including:
- Mammary cancer (females)
- Uterine cancer (females)
- Ovarian cancer (females)
- Prostate cancer (males)
- Testicular cancer (males)
Additionally, spay and neuter surgeries can potentially reduce hormonal behaviors such as:
- Escaping the house and roaming in search of a mate (yes, this can happen!)
Will My Pet be in Pain after Their Surgery?
We will make sure your pet receives the appropriate pain relief so they can recover comfortably after their spay or neuter. Some discomfort may be expected, but this should not interfere with their recovery and ability to return to a normal life. If your pet is noticeably uncomfortable, please contact us immediately at (407) 862-6892 so we can help!
Additionally, it’s important to keep your pet somewhat limited in their activity, and make sure their stitches stay clean and dry while the incision heals. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about their recuperation!