Spay & Neuter
Spay & Neuter Surgery From Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic
The Spay & Neuter procedure conducted on cats and dogs is one that every pet owner should consider. If you have a dog or cat of your own, contact Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic in Centennial to make an appointment with our veterinarian for a consultation before scheduling this important surgery for your pet. Here is some general information about spaying and neutering pets to read over so you understand the importance of these procedures and learn about pre-surgical and post-operative care.
Why It Is Important To Spay & Neuter Pets
If you do not wish for your cat or dog to be involved in bringing puppies or kittens into the world, spaying or neutering is necessary. The Spay & Neuter process is done in a surgical setting with the use of general anesthesia. In addition to stopping reproduction from occurring, your pet will have a decreased chance of contracting cancers of the reproductive organs of the body. Male pets will likely become less aggressive after they are neutered. Female pets may not try to stray away from the home as they had in the past. Poor behavioral practices, such as urinating in the home, may stop as well.
What Happens Before Your Pet Is Altered
Our veterinarian will request that you make an appointment for an evaluation of your pet before a surgical date can be arranged. Your pet will be checked over for medical difficulties and treatment will be provided if needed. This part of the process is important to ensure your pet is healthy enough to withstand the use of anesthesia and go through a surgical procedure. If your pet is cleared for the procedure, a date will be selected and our vet will provide you with information regarding the ceasing of feeding or providing your pet with water in the hours before the surgical time.
How To Care For Your Pet After Surgery
Our veterinarian will give you instructions regarding post-operative care of your pet. It is important to adhere to this information so your pet heals without incident. Provide your cat or dog with a quiet area where they can rest away from people and other pets in the household. Check on your pet's incision area often for bleeding, discharge, or inflammation and contact our vet immediately if one of these signs are noticed. Your pet may need to return to our facility for a post-operative checkup as well.
Call Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic Today!
Call Cherry Knolls Veterinary Clinic in Centennial to set up an appointment to discuss spaying or neutering your cat or dog in the future. Call our practice today at (303) 779-1170 for more information about this important procedure or to find out about scheduling availability.