Spay and Neuter Services at Windermere Animal Hospital in Cumming, GA
Have you ever been not-so-pleasantly surprised to find that your household will soon be hosting a litter of puppies or kittens? Many pet owners spay or neuter their pets for that reason alone. But spaying and neutering is also an important preventative wellness measure for keeping your pet safe against a variety of health threats. That's why you'll want to take advantage of the spay and neuter services offered by our veterinarians at Windermere Animal Hospital in Cumming, GA.
The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
Spay and neuter surgery are forms of sexual sterilization. In spay surgery, the female animal's internal reproductive organs are removed through an abdominal incision. In neuter surgery, the male animal's testicles are removed through an incision in the scrotum. While you might naturally shy away from any veterinary surgery that isn't a matter of immediate life or death, these preventative procedures can actually prevent some of those life-or-death scenarios from occurring. For one thing, the risks of testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer are completely eliminated, while the risks of prostate problems, perineal cancer, and mammary gland cancer are greatly reduced.
Your pet's behavior will also become safer and healthier following sexual sterilization. The sex organs release hormones that trigger compulsive mating urges, which in turn leads to roaming and aggression toward other animals. Eliminating these urges will reduce your pet's risk of getting into dangerous situations that could prove injurious or even deadly.
Expert Care from Our Veterinarian in Cumming, GA
Our veterinarian, Dr. Munamala, recommends having your dog or cat spayed or neutered as early in life as safely possible, which is generally around 8 weeks of age. What's the rush? Making sure your pet has the surgery before puberty will establish the fullest and earliest possible protection against reproductive and behavioral dangers. Even pets who have missed this early opportunity can still benefit from these surgeries.
Rest assured that your pet will receive the best of care before, during, and after sexual sterilization surgery. While a few spay surgeries may take over an hour, many procedures (especially neuter surgeries) can be completed in minutes. Once your pet has recovered from the anesthetic, we'll send you both home with all the necessary medication prescription and necessary post-operative care instructions.
Call Windermere Animal Hospital in Cumming, GA to Schedule Your Pet's Surgery
It's always better to prevent unexpected surprises, including both litters of new pets and health scares in your current pet, by taking healthy, sensible steps such as spay and neuter surgery in advance. Call Windermere Animal Hospital at 770-887-0676 to arrange for your pet's surgery with our veterinarian in Cumming, GA!