Spay & Neuter Pet Surgery Services in Williamsburg, VA
Middle Plantation Animal Hospital in Williamsburg, VA, offers animal owners spay & neuter services for their beloved canines and felines. The decision to have this procedure performed by a veterinarian is essential for your pet. We provide this information so that pet owners can make the best decision about this surgical procedure.
What Is Involved in the Spaying or Neutering Medical Procedure?
This pet surgery involves the removal of male and female reproductive organs from your cat or dog. One of the most common surgical procedures, this action will make it impossible for your pet to reproduce.
The veterinarian who performs this procedure at Middle Plantation Animal Hospital will examine before any surgery to ensure your pet has no complicating issues and is in good health. In addition, technicians will be present during the sterilization procedure to assist the veterinarian and monitor the pet's condition while sedated.
Spaying usually involves carefully removing the fallopian tubes and uterus from the dog or cat. Once this procedure has been completed, your feline or canine can no longer become pregnant. Spaying also ends the heat cycles and instinctive breeding behavior naturally occurring in dogs and cats.
The neutering procedure usually involves carefully removing the testes from the dog or cat. Once this procedure has been completed, your feline or canine will no longer reproduce. In addition, the automatic breeding behaviors commonly exhibited, such as wanting to roam away from home, should be reduced or disappear entirely.
Are There Any Side Effects or Risks?
Any surgical procedure involves some risk. However, this procedure is one of the most common surgeries a veterinarian performs. The chances for complications are generally meager compared to other surgeries requiring anesthesia.
When Should This Procedure Occur?
The best time to spay or neuter a pet is when they are of age to reproduce. However, if necessary, this procedure may occur later as an essential part of your pet's wellness and preventative care. After the process, your pet will require a calm and quiet area while healing.
Any Further Questions?
If you have any questions about the need to spay or neuter your pet companion, call the treatment team at Middle Plantation Animal Hospital in Williamsburg, VA, to learn about this process. We would be happy to help you with anything you need. Contact our office at (757) 345-6566 to schedule an appointment.