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Spaying and Neutering 101

Spaying and neutering your pet offers a multitude of benefits that help control pet homelessness that results in the euthanization of millions of dogs, as well as puppies and kitties, each year. At Pet Medical Center of San Antonio, we offer spaying and neutering procedures at our modern veterinarian clinic. This procedure is preventive against many health problems that your pet may contract. 

The Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

The spaying and neutering procedure curbs your pet’s instinct to breed and prevents them from doing so. It’s recommended to neuter or spay your pet at six to nine months, or if there is another cat or dog at home. Between both sexes, this procedure has many benefits:
Spaying female dogs/cats:  By spaying your female pet, they could live a longer, healthier life. Having this procedure done before your pets first year can best protect them from diseases such as uterine infections and breast tumors. 

Neutering male dogs/cats: Neutering your male pet can prevent testicular cancer and prostate issues, leading to healthier, longer lives. Male pets will be less likely to roam away from the house and may be better behaved --- less likely to mount items, people, and dogs and aggression problems can be avoided. 

Spaying and neutering your pets is highly cost-effective; it prevents cost of caring for a litter and helps prevent life-threatening diseases that would require veterinary attention to treat. At Pet Medical Center of San Antonio, our goal is to provide the care your pet needs so that you can love them for as long as possible.

Caring for Your Pet after Their Procedure

On top of following post-operative instructions offered our San Antonio veterinarian, be sure to provide your pet a quiet place indoors to recover. Prevent your pet from extraneous activity for two weeks, as well as from licking the incision site by keeping them distracted or utilizing an Elizabethan collar. You are permitted to bathe your pet ten days after their surgery. Be sure to check the incision site daily to assure that it is healing properly. If your pet is feeling lethargic, experiences a decrease in appetite, is vomiting or has diarrhea, or the incision sight is red, swollen, contact our San Antonio veterinary clinic immediately. 

For more information about our spaying and neutering services, contact Pet Medical Center of San Antonio today! 

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