Are you familiar with the health conditions common in big dogs? Your large breed dog may be at increased risk of developing one or more of these conditions.View Article
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Spay and Neuter
Just like getting regular vaccinations, preventing pet over-population is an essential part of being a responsible pet owner. Choosing to have your pet spayed or neutered will not only help them to live happy and healthy lives, but it can also prevent certain diseases, such as mammary cancer or uterine infections. Having your pet spayed or neutered can also prevent unwanted pet visitors, and it prevents the animal from going into heat. We offer spay and neuter services in our Orange County Trinity Pet Hospital, and our staff firmly believes that spaying or neutering your pet is imperative for optimal pet care.
Our Laguna Hills veterinarians will likely advise you to spay or neuter your pet when they are between five and six months of age. If they are younger, then their organs are not fully developed, and this can make the pet surgery more difficult. In addition, at this age, they are old enough to be safely anesthetized.
Spaying is the name of the pet surgery performed that renders a female dog or cat incapable of reproducing. During this very safe procedure, the vet will begin with a pre-op exam in order to ensure the pet is healthy enough for the surgery. Then, the animal is anesthetized, and our veterinarian will perform the surgery to remove the ovaries and uterus of the female animal.
While your pet is in our Laguna Hills animal hospital, we will monitor their condition both during the operation as well as during their recovery. Complications are rare, and your pet will usually be able to go home the same day. We give your pet the highest possible quality of pet care each time they come to our pet hospital.
Neutering is the name of the surgical process performed at a pet hospital that renders a male dog infertile. Prior to the procedure, the veterinarian will conduct a pre-operative exam in order to ensure that the animal is healthy enough for the operation. Then, the veterinarian will perform the procedure and the pet will be allowed to recover prior to your taking him home.
Just like vaccinations, neutering your pet can prevent diseases, such as perianal tumors as well as prostate or testicular cancer. Neutered pets are also far less likely to wander, and they tend to be less territorial and aggressive than un-neutered pets. Neutering your pet can reduce the chance of them fighting, which can result in emergency surgery or laser surgery.
Spay and neuter operations are both very safe, routine procedures at our Orange County pet hospital. Regardless of which surgery they have, they will need up to two weeks to recover. Pet care during their recovery involves watching for discharge or swelling at the incision site. Call our pet hospital in Laguna Hills right away if any of these things occur. Finally, try to keep their exercise at a minimum until they are fully healed and recovered.
If you have questions about spaying or neutering your pet or would like to schedule the procedure at Trinity Pet Hospital, call us at 949-768-1314 today.