At some point, pet owners in Durham, NC, may decide to have their pet spayed or neutered. At New Hope Animal Hospital, we provide a variety of services including surgery. Our animal hospital will provide your pet with the care he needs to get healthy and to stay healthy.
Preparing for a Spay or Neuter Procedure
Once you decide to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital, a veterinarian on our veterinary team will do an examination to determine your pet's overall state of health.
A veterinarian at our animal hospital will answer any questions you have and explain the procedure thoroughly. We will let you know how your pet will be monitored during the surgery, the effects of anesthesia, pain management, food and water restrictions, medication, and after-surgery care at home.
Benefits of Spay and Neuter Procedures
Having your pet spayed or neutered has a direct effect on their behavior and health. If you are unsure whether you should have one or the other surgical procedure performed on your pet, consider the following benefits:
- Health-wise, both procedures tend to provide your pet with a healthier life and a longer time to enjoy it.
- For outdoor male pets that are neutered, the urge to roam the neighborhood in search of a female will be gone. It also means they aren't in danger of traffic or encountering other males and end up in a vicious fight.
- The risk of testicular cancer is lessened for males. For females, cancer involving the ovaries, uterus, and mammary glands is lessened.
- Behavior in males improves with less aggressiveness and a more friendly disposition.
- Females will no longer experience the heat cycle.
- If you have more than one intact male in your household, aggressive behavior and fighting among the pets might stop.
Get Pet Care from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
We at New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham, NC, are your destination for medical services from wellness exams and dental checkups to vaccinations and surgery. When your pet needs medical care from a dedicated team, call us at (919) 490-2000 for pet care from a “veterinarian near me.”