Spay and Neuter FAQs

Spay & Neuter FAQs From Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group

If you have a dog or cat and you do not want your pet to reproduce, you have likely thought about having the Spay & Neuter process done to stop this from occurring. The first step in protecting your pet is to call Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group in Katy to speak to our veterinarian about the surgical process needed. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Spay & Neuter procedure to help you understand why it is important and how to care for your pet after it is conducted.

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What Is Spaying And Neutering?

The spay and neuter process is the removal of reproductive organs in a pet. This will stop the pet from becoming pregnant or impregnating another animal. The procedure is done in a clinical setting and will require that your pet receives general anesthesia for the surgery. The process is relatively fast and your pet will quickly recuperate after it is completed.

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of This Procedure?

In addition to not needing to worry about unwanted kittens or puppies being born, your pet will be protected against several ailments after the procedure is completed. Females have a lowered chance of cancers of the reproductive system. Males will no longer have the risk of testicular cancer. Your pet's behavior may change as well. A pet will seem less anxious as they will not be looking for a partner to mate with. Aggressive behavior tends to diminish after the procedure is completed as well.

When Should A Pet Be Spayed Or Neutered?

Many people get their pets spayed or neutered at young ages. Puppies and kittens can be altered after they have an evaluation conducted of their overall health to determine they will withstand the surgery without incident. It is best not to wait too long to spay or neuter a pet so there are no accidental pregnancies that arise. If a pet gets away from you and strays, there is a chance it will meet up with a partner in your absence.

What Happens On The Day Of The Surgery?

Our vet will check over your pet before scheduling a date for the spay or neuter process. On the day of your pet's surgical date, you will need to bring your dog or cat to our facility and will need to come back later in the day to pick it up. Make sure your pet does not eat or drink before the surgery. We will call you with the status of your pet after the surgery is complete.

If you are ready to make an appointment, contact Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group. Call us today at (281) 398-1551.