Spay and Neuter Procedures in Chandler, AZ

May 03, 13 Spay and Neuter Procedures in Chandler, AZ

Spaying and neutering are terms that refer to veterinary surgical procedures to sterilize dogs by removing the productive organs. Spaying is the term used for females and neutering refers to the procedure for males. These surgeries are commonly performed and the pet will not have to be under anesthesia for long. Not only is spaying or neutering important for controlling the pet population, it’s also a kind service that you can request for your pet.

Animal adoption agencies will Spay and Neuter the dogs they have available for adoption, or they will make it part of the adoption agreement. The person adopting the pet will need to sign an agreement to have the animal spayed or neutered within a certain period of time in order to keep the pet. This is both to control the pet population as well as to prevent health problems. Spaying a dog reduces the chance of the dog developing breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers. Having male dogs neutered can prevent prostate problems and testicular cancer and reduce their desire to wander, which keeps the pet safer. Both Spay and Neuter Chandler AZ procedures reduce anxiety in males and females.

During a Spay and Neuter Chandler AZ, the veterinarian will either remove the female’s uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes. In males, the veterinarian removes the testicles. It’s a relatively quick surgery. Vets recommend spaying females before they go through their first heat, but this is not always possible, especially if you’ve just acquired a pet from someone else. Female puppies can be spayed as young as eight or nine weeks of age. If the pet is over four months old, the pet should not have access to any food after midnight, but the pet can have water. If the puppy is less than six months old, it shouldn’t go that long without food so it’s okay to provide both water and food up through 6am the morning of the surgery.

Many pet owners worry that spaying or neutering will change their pet’s personality, but really the only thing it will do is make your pet’s life easier by taking away their desire to breed and stop females from going into heat. The dog might gain weight, but owners can speak with their vet about the right foods and amounts to feed, as well as exercise.

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