Many questions are circling the idea of spaying and neutering. The smart thing to do is ask professionals or to even look for blogs like this that’ll help clear up any questions you may have. Here are some frequently asked questions answered in regards to spaying and neutering.
When is it the best time to spay or neuter my pet?
The best time to neuter your pet can be as young as 6-8 weeks old, although there are risks associated with anesthesia are more significant at a younger age. Older female pets that have never got spayed are at a higher risk as well. Older males that are not neutered are at risk for prostate disease or tumours on their testicles. There is no age limit for the procedure if your pet is or has always been healthy. Trust a local calgary animal hospital to take care of your pet or to answer any questions you may have.
What are the risks associated with spay & neutering
With any medical procedure for humans or pets, there are always risks. Neutering & spaying is one of the most common surgical procedures that veterinarians perform. Before spaying or neutering your pet is examined ( blood work ) to ensure that your pet is in good shape. Like any surgery, the risks associated with anesthesia are always a factor. The risks associated with anesthesia are infrequent, although they can still occur. Your pet will never feel pain during these procedures because of the medications that are provided. Again like any surgery, your pet will experience some discomfort, but as stated above, your veterinarian will provide painkillers to soothe any pain associated with neutering or spaying.
Will my pet hate me after I get them neutered or spayed?
This procedure won’t alter your pet’s personality. If anything the behaviour of your pet will change for the better. Your pet will become less aggressive, less sexually frustrated, more attentive and energetic. Not having the urge to mate your pet will be more calm and relaxed after the surgery. Sprayed or neutered pets are more likely to show more affection towards you. A neutered or spayed pet will remain the same if not better than what they were before the surgery.
We know how much you love your pets, and how far you will go to keep them healthy and safe. Here at Panorama Hills Animal Hospital, we are proud to be providing Calgary with high-quality care and veterinary services to all animals; great and small. We are here, when you’re little ones need us. Contact us today on 403-277-9111 to request an appointment.