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Spay & Neuter FAQs

The Spay & Neuter procedure is one that should be considered for every dog and cat. This is an important part of keeping your pet protected from unwanted pregnancies and it has other benefits as well. The first step in having your pet altered is to contact Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic in Canton to make an appointment with our veterinarian for a consultation appointment. Here are some frequently asked questions about this important surgery to read over so you understand the importance of having it done for your own pet.

Spay & Neuter FAQs

Why Is It Important To Have Pets Spayed Or Neutered?

If a cat or dog is not spayed or neutered, it will be able to be involved in the reproduction of kittens or puppies. If you are not interested in breeding your pet, it is best to have this surgery conducted as soon as your pet is old enough for the procedure. You will be doing your part in keeping the animal population under control in your neighborhood so strays do not become a worsened problem.

What Are Some Additional Benefits To Having This Surgery Conducted?

In addition to stopping the reproduction process from happening, spaying or neutering your pet has other benefits to keep in mind. Your pet will be less likely to wander away from your home in search of a mate. They will likely become more docile in nature after having the surgery performed. Behavioral problems like yowling, aggression, or eliminating in the home to mark territory may also cease after a Spay & Neuter procedure is completed.

What Needs To Be Done Before The Surgery Takes Place?

Before you can have your pet spayed or neutered, it is necessary to make an appointment with our veterinarian for an examination. This will ensure your pet is healthy enough for a surgical procedure. During this appointment, our vet will discuss the procedure with you and alert you about any steps that need to be taken before the surgery date. This includes the monitoring of food and water intake so your pet does not aspirate during the procedure.

How Can A Pet Be Cared For After It Is Spayed Or Neutered?

After your pet is altered, it will need to rest comfortably as it heals from surgery. It is best to keep your dog or cat in an area away from stressful situations, small children, and other pets. Be sure to check on your pet's incision and alert our veterinarian if it is not healing properly.

Give Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic in Canton a call to make a pre-surgical appointment with our veterinarian. Call 770-479-1905 to find out more information about our veterinary care services.

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