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First-Rate Pet Spay and Neuter

At Warrick Veterinary Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing individualized service for pets. Our pet spay and neuter service is the same; we help you decide if and when you should spay and neuter your specific breed and type of companion animal. Your pet’s wellness visit is the perfect time to talk about this important procedure. If you decide to spay and neuter your pet, they’ll receive several benefits. Because we always have the pets of Boonville and Newburgh in mind, we’ll advise you on your pet’s care afterwards too.

The Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery

When you get your female pet spayed and your male pet neutered, they receive several valuable benefits. The chances of developing certain cancers are greatly reduced or eliminated, and worrisome behavioral issues are curtailed. Nature’s instinct calls for pets to roam in search of a mate and this increases their odds of becoming lost or injured, but pet spay and neuter surgery makes this behavior less likely.

The perks for male pets include:

  • The incidence of testicular cancer is eliminated.
  • The incidence of prostate disease is reduced.
  • Urine spraying and marking behavior is reduced or eliminated.
  • Mounting behavior is reduced or eliminated.
  • Roaming behavior is reduced or eliminated.

The perks for female pets include:

  • The incidence of breast tumors is reduced, which are oftentimes malignant.
  • The incidence of ovarian cancer is reduced.
  • The incidence of uterine cancer is reduced.
  • The incidence of unwanted litters is reduced, thereby reducing animal overpopulation.
  • Urine spraying and marking behavior is reduced or eliminated.
  • Roaming behavior is reduced or eliminated.

What to Expect from Pet Spay and Neuter Surgery

Pet spay and neuter receives the same close attention and compassionate care as any other surgery at Warrick Veterinary Clinic. We’ll closely monitor your pet during surgery and stay with them as they come out of anesthesia. Afterwards, we’ll send you home with the appropriate medications, including a prescription for lots of TLC.

The ways you can care for your pet afterwards include:

  • Give them a quiet place to recover for at least 24 hours.
  • Keep them relaxed and soothed.
  • Keep them from running and jumping for two weeks.
  • Refrain from giving them a bath for at least ten days.
  • Check their incision site daily and watch for unusual redness, swelling or discharge.
  • Distract them from licking their incision or use a medical collar.

Please contact us with any questions about pet spay and neuter surgery! We’re always here for pets and their humans.

They took care of my fuzzy baby, were attentive to my concerns, and were thoughtful enough to send me a picture of him recuperating after surgery! Thank you!