According to a recent report released by the American Humane Society, animal shelters across the country euthanize 2.4 million healthy dogs and cats each year due to pet overpopulation. No one steps forward to adopt these animals in the organization’s time limit and a staff member has to euthanize him or her to make room for other homeless pets. This equates to one healthy animal losing his or her life every 13 seconds in America alone. While this is a sad and frustrating statistic, it’s also preventable with spay or neuter surgery. Neutering a male pet means he can’t impregnate a female while a spay surgery in females renders them infertile.
What Happens During a Spay or Neuter Surgery
The first thing a veterinarian does when a female pet undergoes spay surgery is to provide her with anesthesia to put her into a deep sleep. The veterinarian then removes the ovaries and uterus through an opening in the dog or cat’s abdomen.
After a male pet has received anesthesia for a neuter surgery, the veterinarian makes a small cut in the front of his scrotum. The veterinarian then removes each testicle and ties off the vas deferens that produces its blood supply.
Veterinary staff carefully monitors a pet’s heart and breathing rate throughout the procedure. They also provide pet owners with home care instructions once the pet comes out of surgery.
Spaying is a surgical procedure that renders your female dog or cat infertile. This procedure involves
the removal of your pet’s ovaries and uterus, and is performed under a general anesthetic. We
recommend to do the procedure at 6 Month of age or before the first heat.
Benefits of Spaying
Prevention of unnecessary pregnancies and over population.
Prevention of Uterine, ovarian and mammary gland cancer,
Prevention of Pyometra (Infection of uterus)
Neutering is a surgical procedure that renders your male dog or cat infertile. This procedure involves
the removal of your pet’s testicles, and is performed under a general anesthetic.
Benefits of Neutering
Prevention of unwanted breeding,
Prevention of Prostate enlargement and cancer,
Behavior control like inappropriate urination and marking , aggression, and roaming
Call us at (604) 514-1444 with any questions you have about spaying or neutering your pets with Apex Animal Hospital.