Spays & Neuters
A healthier, happier life for your pet
At Park Animal Hospital, we want pet owners to educate pet owners on the many beneficial reasons to have your pet spayed or neutered. Surgical sterilization allows them to evade many serious health issues, increase life expectancy, and avoid future intrusive treatments. When their reproductive ability is removed, you’ll avoid hormone-related concerns such as territory marking, aggression, or having a pet that mounts other animals or people. Our practice provides these low risk, safe operations which generally have a short recovery period.
The Surgical Procedures
Spays and neuters for dogs and cats is an uncomplicated, routine surgery. The Park Animal Hospital veterinary surgeons are highly skilled and experienced with spays and neuters. Here’s a brief synopsis of the operations:
The veterinarian makes a small surgical incision in your pet’s abdomen and then removes their female reproductive organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus). Then sutures are used to close the tiny incision.
The veterinarian makes a small incision at the base of your pet’s scrotum to remove the male reproductive organs (testicles), leaving the scrotum unscathed. Then sutures are used to close the small incision.
What Are The Benefits Of Spaying/Neutering My Pet?
The biggest health perk of spay and neuter surgeries for your dog or cat is greatly decreasing the risk of reproductive infections and cancers. This allows them to live healthier, happier lives. Spaying and neutering also greatly decreases or eliminates:
- Aggressive tendencies
- Sexually mounting other animals or people
- The cost of caring for an unexpected litter of puppies or kittens
- Spaying or marking their territory
- Roaming the neighborhood in search of a mate and getting lost or hurt
- Removing hormonal drives makes your pet easier to train
- Chances of female dogs and cats developing breast cancer and urine infections
Post Surgery Signs To Watch For
As your companion recovers from surgery, your duty as a responsible pet parent is to watch their behavior during the healing process. Here are some of the signs to watch for:
- Bleeding and/or severe swelling or discoloration around where surgery was performed
- Your pet being inactive for more than two days
- Gnawing or chewing on their stitches (cones recommended)
- Your pet having trouble defecating or urinating
Our practice’s goal is to help the Simi Valley community have access to affordable, high quality spays and neuters. Contact us today to discuss spaying or neutering your pet.