Spay & Neuter FAQs

Spay & Neuter FAQs

Spay and Neuter Services from Our Veterinarian in Decatur, AL

We all love our pets and see them as members of our families. It can be difficult, then, to make the decision to spay and neuter your pets. This is a process that sterilizes your cat or dog. You may have lots of questions on the benefits of spaying and neutering, associated risks, and exactly what is spaying and neutering.

We at Bryan Animal clinic in Decatur, AL, are here to answer all of your spay and neuter questions, and are also able to provide the best care before, during, and after your pet's surgery. If you want to know more about whether or not making the decision to spay and neuter your pet is appropriate, read on below.

What Is Spaying and Neutering?

Spaying and neutering are incredibly common surgeries done at most animal shelters to puppies and kittens. Males are neutered, and females are spayed. Cats can be spayed or neutered at eight weeks old, while dogs might have to wait until they are about six months old.

If you are not able to care for more cats and dogs, consider spaying and neutering your pets as a preventative measure to prevent extra litters and extra responsibility added to your life. This surgery is also a great way to reduce the burden on animal shelters and ensure each and every animal has a loving home, especially if you have an outdoor cat or dog.

What Are the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering?

There are an incredible number of benefits from spaying and neutering your pet. Besides preventing unwanted pregnancies, other benefits include:

  • Fixing behavioral issues such as spraying and aggression during heat
  • Helping prevent your cat or dog from running away
  • Preventing certain cancers of the reproductive organs, such as testicular cancer and breast cancer
  • Preventing uterine infections in females

Is Surgery Safe?

You can have your pet spayed or neutered with the peace of mind that this is a routine surgery that only requires a couple days of healing. Your vet will recommend you prepare your pet by withholding food for 12 hours prior to surgery. 

After surgery, your pet will wear a cone or a protective shirt to protect his or her stitches. Your pet will also be prescribed pain medication to help during their recovery.

Trust Our Veterinary Team in Decatur, AL

At Bryan Animal clinic, we can provide the best spaying and neutering services for your pet in Decatur, AL! If you want your pet to experience all the benefits of spaying and neutering, call us today to set up an appointment or to answer any questions at (256) 350-0311.

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