Low Cost Spay and Neuter
The decision to spay or neuter your pets is critical for their long-term health. Spaying is the removal of the uterus and ovaries of a female pet, while neutering is the removal of testicles in a male pet. Both procedures are heavily supported by the veterinarian industry and Affordable Animal Hospital, and we have established a low-cost program to help all pet owners in Southern California spay and neuter their pets.
Benefits of Spaying & Neutering
- Preventing unwanted pregnancies. An animals’ instincts is to breed with abandon, allowing themselves to protect their species. Many pet owners can only care for those pets they directly acquired, and thus breeding is unwanted. An unplanned pet pregnancy can create a serious imposition upon a household, resulting in animals being taken to shelters and, unfortunately, often being euthanized.
- Health issue prevention. While humans are rather different, it’s been proven that spayed or neutered pets tend to live the longest. Due to their lifestyles, it helps prevent uterine infections and several forms of cancer.
- Hormone-related behavior is eliminated. Female cats in heat tend to wreak havoc upon a house. They become enamored during the breeding season, going into heat 4 or 5 days every three weeks, howling and urinating throughout the process. Similarly, male dogs will try to destroy doors to get outside to find a mate. This behavior can be stunted through spaying and neutering.
When pets are absolved of their breeding tendencies, they are much more amenable to house behavior. Low cost spaying and neutering your pets not only assures their health, it also assures a much more peaceful relationship.
How does it work?
Spaying a pet consists of surgically removing the reproductive organs in a female dog or cat. By contrast, a neuter is removal of a male dog or cat’s testicles so he becomes impotent. Both surgeries produce a positive hormonal change in your pet. They no longer engage in hormone-related, blind behavior, and instead become a loving member of your family.
The process begins with general anesthesia. While male cat neutering is extremely rapid—only requiring about two minutes—all other pets require a breathing tube in their mouths to ensure their stability. A male dog neuter or female cat spay can take up to twenty minutes, while a female dog spay is often up to ninety minutes, requiring the highest level of attention.
Spay or Neuter Recovery
While many cats can be brought back to their normal selves within ten minutes, dogs may take a little longer. Just like human surgery, the animal will experience some post-surgical discomfort.
Young animals will heal the quickest, but all pets will feel a bit groggy for the next couple days. At Affordable Animal Hospital, we will provide medications to minimize pain throughout the recovery process.
Complications include inflammation, infection, opening of the incision, swelling, and bleeding. For each of these issues, the experts at Affordable Animal Hospital are experts are rapid treatment.
During your pet’s recovery, your role is to maintain a close eye, washing carefully for changes in behavior or signs of distress. You must note the healing process and keep an eye on swelling or infection. Your dog or cat should be kept comfortable and confined for the first week.
Contact Affordable Animal Hospital immediately for any of the following:
- Your pet becomes very tired and does not snap back for two or more days
- The incision becomes abnormally swollen or discolored
- The stitches become undone for any reason
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
Low Cost Spay & Neuter – Performed to the Highest Standards in Southern California
With years of experience, our staff and physicians understand the impact of spaying and neutering upon the cat and dog population, along with the direct risks to your individual pet. Our primary intention is improved well-being of the entire domestic pet population. We routinely reflect our care by our compassion, helping pets improve and maintain their health—and all while providing affordable care for all pet owners. Learn more about our Southern California spay and neuter treatment plans by contacting us today.
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