Compassionate Spay and Neuter Services in Guelph
Finding a skilled veterinarian to care for your beloved pet can be overwhelming, especially for a surgical procedure. Stonegate Animal Hospital provides spay and neuter services with the knowledge and skills you and your pet need. We are proud to be able to use our experience to support your pet's long-term health and prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Our staff strives to create a positive experience for you and your pet with compassionate care in a comforting environment. We will be by your side throughout the process, from ensuring your pet is healthy enough for surgery to guiding you through aftercare and recovery. If you are looking for a quality vet in Guelph for spay and neuter surgery, you can count on us. Schedule your appointment today!
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What Is the Difference Between Spaying and Neutering?
Spay and neuter surgeries both serve to sterilize pets. Spaying refers specifically to female pets and involves completely removing the uterus and ovaries. Neutering is surgically removing a male pet's testicles. The two procedures vary in complexity and healing time, but the end goal for both is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and reduce the risk of certain health issues.
Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?
Spaying and neutering your pets offers many positive outcomes. We recommend getting your pet fixed by the time they are six months old. The earlier you spay or neuter your companion, the more likely you are to enjoy benefits such as:
Preventing Pregnancy: Even if your furry companion doesn't regularly interact with other animals, pets who can breed are much more likely to try to escape in search of a mate. Shelters are already overpopulated with thousands of animals that are looking for homes. Cats and dogs can have litters of 4-8 babies that will all need a home and are a big commitment to care for until they are old enough to leave their mother.
Reducing Health Risks: Spayed and neutered pets generally live longer than unfixed pets. Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer. For male pets, neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.
Decreasing Behavioral Issues: When male pets reach adolescence, the most common issues are marking behavior and aggression. If done early enough, neutering reduces marking and certain types of aggression. Fixing your pet also reduces the likelihood of issues like separation anxiety and fearful elimination. The longer your pet goes without being fixed, the more likely behavioral issues will persist.
Our Spay and Neuter Process
First, our veterinary staff will ensure your pet is healthy enough for surgery, which may include an exam, blood test, and getting a history of your pet's health. We are happy to answer all your questions about the procedure and our process so that you feel confident knowing your pet is in skilled hands.
On the day of surgery, you will drop your pet off at our office. We will make sure your pet is comfortable and you know what to expect. During the procedure, your pet is fully anesthetized and will be closely monitored by our veterinary staff. We combine our experience in spay and neuter procedures with advanced technology, such as laser surgery, to promote successful results and a quick recovery.
Once the surgery is over, we will give you a call to let you know how it went and when you can come and pick up your companion. In most cases, you can pick up your pet on the same day. Our team will take the time to discuss aftercare and provide written post-op instructions to help manage your pet's pain and discomfort. To support their recovery, we can also prescribe pain medication and provide a cone for your pet to wear.
How Do I Care for My Pet After Surgery?
Whether your companion was spayed or neutered, their recovery is just as important as the procedure itself. Your pet may experience some discomfort and will require your care and attention to help them recover quickly. Most importantly, they need to get as much rest as possible and not irritate the surgical site. If you have any questions or concerns during recovery, don't hesitate to contact our office. Here are some tips to help your pet stay comfortable and avoid complications:
- Create a quiet area away from other animals so they can rest and relax
- Regularly check the surgery site for signs of infection, such as redness or swelling
- Don't let your pet bite or lick at the incision site
- Keep your pet from doing strenuous activities like running and jumping
- Don't bathe your pet or let them swim
Your Clinic for Spay and Neuter Surgery in Guelph
Getting your pet spayed or neutered can be stressful for both you and your companion. Stonegate Animal Hospital can provide the compassionate care your pet deserves and give you the confidence to know they are in good hands. We are passionate about caring for your pet's long-term health and wellness with our spay and neuter services in Guelph. The earlier you get your pet fixed, the more likely you are to protect them from unwanted pregnancy and specific health issues, so schedule your visit today!
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