You’ll have a happier and healthier dog or cat when you choose to neuter your pet.
One of the best things you can do for health and comfort is neuter your pet. Here at Plaza Veterinary Hospital in Burlington, North Carolina, we offer veterinary surgery services, including spaying and neutering cats and dogs. You can count on us for the best in care for your pet.
We recommend you neuter your pet because of the major health benefits, including preventing testicular cancer and avoiding prostate problems as your pet ages. In addition, a neutered male tends to be more content to remain at home rather than find every means of escape possible so he can try to find a mate. They are better behaved overall because they are now focused on being part of your human “pack” instead of seeking out a canine or feline one.
If you are looking for a place to neuter your pet, you won’t find a better group of animal lovers ready to assist you. We will treat you and your beloved dog or cat with compassion and exceptional care with our variety of veterinary services, pharmacy, grooming services, and boarding. Contact us today to learn more about how to neuter your pet or get answers to any questions you may have.
FAQs About Neutering Your Pet
Our team at Plaza Veterinary Hospital wants to help you take the best possible care of your pet, and we provide the comprehensive treatments you need to do that. If you need to neuter your pet, we encourage you to give us a call to schedule the procedure. In the meantime, check out the frequently asked questions below to learn more about what to expect.
Why is it important to neuter your pet?
There are several reasons why vets recommend that you neuter your pets. The first reason is because this ensures your pet does not get any other pets or strays pregnant, which helps reduce the population of stray animals and prevents any owners of female pets from getting a surprise they weren’t prepared for. The second reason is because neutering your pet helps prevent things like prostate disease and testicular cancer. Neutering your pet will also help reduce or even eliminate undesirable behaviors such as mounting and leg-lifting, and it can also make male dogs less aggressive and less inclined to roam.
What should I do to help my pet recover after being neutered?
After the vet neuters your pet, you will need to take certain steps to ensure they make a complete and speedy recovery. First, we recommend that you set up a crate or area where your pet can sleep off the anesthesia in private, but you should remain close by so you can check in on them and help them calm down if they become disoriented or aggressive. Second, check the incision area every day—if the area becomes red, swollen, or hot to the touch, the incision is likely infected, and you should call us right away. Third, make sure your pet doesn’t engage in rough play, such as running, jumping, or wrestling, until the incision is completely healed—a minimum of 2 weeks.