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At Animal Hospital of Loves Park, our vet offers a wide range of veterinary services to meet the needs of the surrounding area. One of the more common services we provide in our office is that of spay and neuter surgery for both cats and dogs. Specifically, this procedure involves surgically removing the reproductive parts of pets (the ovaries in a female and the testes in a male). This effectively prevents the pet from reproducing down the road.
A spay or neuter procedure is highly recommended for all pets in good health and of the proper age/weight. For most pets, it is considered safe to be spayed or neutered at as young as a couple months old, though our veterinarian makes these decisions on a case-by-case basis.
There are so many reasons to have your pet spayed or neutered if you haven't already. One compelling reason is to prevent unwanted litters. Unfortunately, animals are euthanized in shelters across the country every day due to over-crowding and over-population. By preventing your pet from having unwanted litters, you're doing your part to reduce overcrowding in shelters and indirectly saving pets' lives in the process.
Having your pet spayed or neutered is also beneficial to your pet's health. Specifically, this procedure is known to significantly reduce a pet's chances of developing reproductive cancer later in life. And for female pets, this procedure saves your pet from ever having to go through the physical and emotional strain of pregnancy, labor, and caring for a litter of puppies or kittens.
Our veterinary team has a great deal of experience in performing spay and neuter procedures in our office, and in most cases, pets can be sent home the very next day. The main thing you'll want to make sure of is that your pet is not chewing or scratching the incision site; aside from that, most pets recover from the procedure very quickly.
To find out more about having your pet spayed or neutered, or to schedule, an appointment with our Loves Park vet, give us a call at 815-986-4445. Our team at Animal Hospital of Loves Park is here to answer any questions you may have
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