Spay and Neuter Surgery at Lakeville Animal Hospital, Our Veterinarian in Lakeville, MA and the Middleborough Area
Lakeville Animal Hospital serves pets and their owners in Lakeville as well as the entire Middleborough area with a complete list of services, from wellness exams and basic health care to preventative care, treatment for accidents or illnesses, and surgeries. Beyond that, we also want pet parents to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about veterinary care and how they can support their pet’s health at home. Spay and neuter surgeries are two of the most important procedures our veterinarian in Lakeville offers, as they not only make pets more comfortable, but also help prevent pet overpopulation.
Our pets are such wonderful and welcome additions to our homes and families that we can’t imagine warm, furry bundles of energy and affection going unwanted, but unfortunately there are many more pets than available loving homes. By making an appointment with our veterinarian for spay or neuter surgery for your pets soon after you bring them home, you are making a positive impact to the pet population and progressing toward the goal of every pet getting a home. To make even more of a difference, look into your local animal rescue agencies in the Lakeville and Middleborough area and see how you can help improve the lives of pets and stray animals.
These surgeries will also help curb your pets’ urges to roam in order to find potential mates, which risks them getting lost, being hit by cars, or contracting dangerous illnesses. It also eliminates frustrating mating instincts which can be uncomfortable and anxiety-inducing for the animal. Neutering even makes male cats less apt to spray and can make other animals less stressed in general.
How Risky Is Spay or Neuter Surgery for My Pet?
Our veterinarian can actually complete this surgery in a mere few minutes. Much of the time your animal spends in the animal hospital is occupied with preparatory exams, anesthesia, and recovery after surgery. For a male, the surgery is not even thought of as invasive. All in all, for both males and females, spay and neuter procedures are low-risk.
Spay and Neuter Post-OP Care
Animals, particularly young ones, may want to get right out there and play again after the sleepiness wears off, but you should try to keep them calm, relaxed, and reclined as much as possible. Once you bring them home from surgery, give them their own room in the house to recover quietly, without temptation to run around and play. Give them plenty of water as the anesthesia will likely have them feeling fairly dehydrated. Discourage them from licking or grooming the area of their stitches so they can heal properly, and consider an Elizabethan collar from your veterinarian if they simply can’t resist the compulsion.