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Reasons to Spay and Neuter
- Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
- Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.
- Your spayed female won't go into heat.
While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
- Your male dog won't want to roam away from home.
An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.
- Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
- Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.
- It is highly cost-effective.
The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!
- Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
- Your pet doesn't need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.
Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children—especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way.
- Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
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1. No running, jumping, playing, swimming or other strenuous activity for 7 to 10 days. Keep your pet quiet. Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry and warm. No baths during the recovery period. Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats kept indoors.
2. Check the incision site twice daily. There should not be any drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal. Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, an Elizabethan collar must be used. You can purchase one at any veterinary clinic or a pet store like Petsmart.
3. Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery. Lethargy lasting more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea and/or vomiting are not normal in the recovery process. You should then immediately contact your regular veterinarian and have
your pet seen. Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery due to the endotracheal tube used for anesthesia.
4. Do not change your pet's diet at this time and do not feed junk food, table scraps, milk or any other "people food" during the recovery period. This could mask post-surgical complication symptoms
5. If there are ANY questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call this office at (931) 648-5353. If there is an emergency after hours, contact your regular veterinarian or Animal Medical Center at (615) 867-7575.
6. Your pet received a green tattoo next to their incision. This tattoo is a scoring process in the skin, it is not an extra incision. This is a common procedure in spay & neuter clinics to help alleviate the mis-identification of a previously altered pet.
Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. Please call their office for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern. We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instruction, for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated
Your pet received an anesthetic. Please keep him/her confined until full recovery. It takes a full 24 hours for the anesthesia to be out of your pet's system. Restrict water intake to small amounts when you first get home, especially if your pet drinks a lot of water at once. If he/she does vomit within 30 minutes of drinking, withhold everything for 2 hours and then try again. Restrict food intake to small amounts also. 1/3 of the normal ration this evening if there has not been any vomiting. Because the anesthetic can lower his/her body temperature, keep him/her where it is warm and dry.