Spay and Neuter Benefits Your Pets

Spay and neuter surgeries offer many more benefits to your pet than you may realize. While the obvious benefit is that it keeps your pet from producing unwanted litters (which curbs the problem of pet overpopulation in Arab, Guntersville, Cullman, and the surrounding areas), it also offers a range of medical and behavioral benefits. Our veterinarian performs spays and neuters with extensive safety precautions to ensure the procedure goes as smoothly as possible and your pet has a quick recovery. Call us at (256) 586-3183 to discuss your pet's options today!

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Giving Pets Longer, Happier Lives

Female pets:

  • Do not experience messy and frustrating (for both them and you!) heat cycles
  • Are less likely to engage in urine-marking behavior
  • Have a reduced risk of mammary gland tumors
  • Are no longer at risk of ovarian or uterine cancers
  • Have zero risk of developing pyometra (a serious uterine infection)

Male pets:

  • Are less likely to engage in urine marking or mounting behavior
  • Are generally less aggressive
  • Have a reduced risk of prostate problems
  • Are no longer at risk of testicular cancer

Spaying and neutering do not alter your pet’s personality or their natural instincts to protect their home and family. Its benefits far outweigh the risks!

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What to Expect After Surgery

Once your puppy or kitten is ready to go home after surgery, they will need a bit of TLC to help their recovery go smoothly. Firstly, make sure they have a quiet, secluded place to rest for the first 24 hours or so after their procedure. They may be a bit lethargic and not eat very much when they first come home but will perk up after about a day or two. Even though they may be back to their playful selves, it’s important to keep them from any excessive exercise such as running and jumping or play-fighting with other pets for about a week to 10 days as this may worsen their surgery wound. Also, be sure to monitor the incision site and make sure it's healing properly.

For any questions about your pet’s spay and neuter surgery, their recovery, or any concerns you may have, please feel free to call us at (256) 586-3183!