Spay and Neuter in Mira Loma, CA

When you’re in need of spay and neuter services for your pet, the Mira Loma Animal Hospital is the place to be. Our vets do hundreds of these routine procedures every year, in fact, it’s the most common type of minor surgery they perform. The spay and neuter procedure is safe and affordable, and it’s one of the best things you can do for your pet’s health.

Why Spay And Neuter Is Important

Your pet will enjoy many healthy benefits from being spayed or neutered, but there’s another good reason you should have it done. It’s the best way that you can help to alleviate the pet overpopulation problem in the U.S. Unwanted litters from pets who haven’t been spayed or neutered are the main cause of this tragic situation. Each year, tens of millions of unwanted and abandoned pets wind up in animal shelters in America. The shelters don’t have the resources or space to keep them and most of them are put to sleep. Choosing to spay and neuter your pets will help.

Benefits To Pet Health

Neutering is the removal of the male’s testicles, while spaying is the removal of the female’s reproductive organs. The health benefits of spay and neuter are different for males and females and include:

Males will have a reduced risk of prostate problems and will no longer be at risk of testicular cancer. They’ll be less aggressive and less likely to mark their territory by urinating in the house.
Females will no longer menstruate or have a heat cycle and the associated howling and crying will be eliminated. They’ll have a reduced risk of breast and reproductive organ cancers.

The Spay And Neuter Procedure

The night before their appointment, your pet should have nothing but water after 10 PM. When they arrive for the procedure they’ll be sedated and a catheter will be inserted and their vital signs will be continually monitored during surgery. They’ll rest in the recovery room afterward for a couple of hours and then they can go home. Your vet will tell you how to care for them during their recuperation. Generally, they’ll need to avoid exertion and stay indoors for a week or so, and you’ll have to take precautions to keep them from scratching and biting at their sutures.

When you need spay and neuter services in Mira Loma, CA, contact Mira Loma Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment.

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