Spaying & Neutering
Spaying and neutering is a solution to reduce the number of homeless animals as well as lessen the amount located in shelters. At Bixby Animal Clinic, we gladly provide spaying and neutering procedures for both canines and felines. Our veterinarians suggest pets should undergo spay and neuter treatment around the age of six months. If you have any questions on how spaying or neutering your animal can benefit them, call us today!
Before your companion proceeds with the spay and neuter process, we perform tests to ensure your pet is healthy enough for the procedure. Our veterinarians recommend for owners not to allow their pet to eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure. We want our pet patients and their owners to feel at ease. Our staff will thoroughly explain the procedure and provide information about the surgery during your visit.
Spaying and neutering your animal provides them a variety of benefits:
- Longer life span
- Decreases desire to leave home
- Lowers the risk of certain cancers
- Less aggressive
- Lessens attempts to display dominance
- Males are less likely to mark their territory
Our clinic strives to ensure your pet is relaxed during the procedure process. After comfortably sedating your animal, we have a technician monitor EKG, temperature, blood pressure, and pulse until the surgery is complete. If there are any changes or complications regarding the care of your animal, one of our staff members will inform you. We understand owners want an open and honest pet care professional who will tell them if anything were to happen with their animals. We provide our patients’ family with transparency so they always know what is happening regarding the health of their pet.
Spay and Neuter Recovery
Your pet is thoroughly monitored upon completion of surgery to reassure both our veterinarians and yourself that your animal is recuperating properly. Our experienced team provides owners proper aftercare instructions so pet parents are well informed about the recovery process once at home. A team member will schedule a follow-up appointment to check-up on how your pet is healing.
To schedule your pet to receive spay or neuter treatment, contact us at Bixby Animal Clinic today! We want pets to live life in the best way they can!