Pet Spay and Neuter for a Happier Life
Getting your female pet spayed, and your male pet neutered is more than a routine surgery to the veterinarians of Greenland Veterinary Hospital. We hold ourselves to high standards and your pet’s comfort means a lot to us. We watch your pet closely throughout the entire procedure and monitor things like blood pressure, temperature and heart rate. Being a stress-free facility means we’ll keep your fur baby as relaxed as possible before and after surgery as well. Pet spay and neuter helps your companion live a happier, less stressed life too. They’ll be less likely to roam the neighborhood, which may leave them lost or injured. Females will also be more carefree when they’re not subjected to what can be frequent heat cycles.
Timely Spay and Neuter
It’s important to get your pet spayed or neutered before they reach sexual maturity. While the times they reach sexual maturity can vary, most healthy puppies and kittens are ready for pet spay and neuter by eight-weeks old. To eliminate the chances of pregnancy, cats should be “fixed” before five-months old. Kittens can start breeding by four-months old and in some cases, have their first litter by then. Dogs can have their first litter by six-months old.
It’s not just the chances of unwanted pregnancies you lower when you get your pet spayed or neutered on time. You can prevent urine spraying and marking in both boy and girl pets. In males, you lower the chances of dog bites and other aggressive behavior by getting them neutered. Lower testosterone levels may help calm hormone-driven qualities. Once a pet gets accustomed to searching for mates, roaming behavior is harder to reel in. Timely pet spay and neuter helps curtail habits that make both you and your pet less stressed. Now we’re all about less stress here in Greenland!
Surgery on Your Pet
As an AAHA accredited hospital, we adhere to the highest standards in veterinarian care. Your pet’s well-being is our utmost concern during any surgery at our Greenland Veterinary Hospital. We ask you refrain from giving your fur baby food or water at least twelve hours before their scheduled pet spay and neuter. Other things we ask you to look out for afterwards include:
- Check the incision site daily for unusual redness, swelling or discharge.
- Refrain from giving your pet a bath for ten days.
- Prevent your pet from licking the incision site.
- Give your furry family member a quiet place to recover.
Contact us with any questions about our pet spay and neuter! We’re happy to serve the pets of Greenland, Portsmouth, Stratham, North Hampton and surrounding regions!