Spay & Neuter
Every year thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States. Many of these deaths are the avoidable result of owners failing to spay and neuter their pets. Even if you keep a close watch on your pet, accidents happen, and unexpected offspring means more animals that won’t be given the chance at full, happy lives.
Spaying and neutering can help end this cycle, and both procedures can have health benefits for pets.
Spaying is a common surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs that renders the animal incapable of reproduction. Fort Street veterinarians provide individualized recommendations for when to spay your pet, based on breed, size, and genetic predispositions.
- Prevents unwanted pregnancies
- Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
- Remove the possibility of uterine infections
Neutering is performed on male cats and dogs making them unable to impregnate females. A neutering timeline is advised based on your pet’s breed, size, and genetic predispositions.
- Placates the animal, reducing aggressive behavior and decreasing dominant tendencies
- Reduces roaming and spraying (territory marking)
- Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors
What To Expect After Spay and Neuter
- 10-14 days of recovery time
- May include pain medication
- Potential lethargy for the first couple of days following the procedure
It’s extremely important that you monitor your pet to prevent the animal from licking or biting the incision to reduce the risk of infection.
Spaying & Neutering In Omaha, NE
To learn more about spaying and neutering, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 402-884-3383.