Our pets are happy members of our family, and like the rest of our human family, we want to make sure we're doing our best to get them the care they need to live long and healthy lives. That's why it's important to spay or neuter your pet.
Spaying and neutering your pet has many benefits, but we understand you might have questions. At All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital and Urgent Care, Dr. Mitrovic and our professional staff are here to provide pets in and around the Denville area the professional care they need to live long and healthy lives. If you live near Fairfield or Bergen County, stop by today to see how our spay and neuter services can benefit your pet and you!
What Is Spay and Neuter?
Your cat or dog can benefit from a spay or neutering procedure. These are routine surgeries that sterilize cats and dogs. Spaying and neutering also prevent unwanted litters and reduce the level of homeless animals. Females are spayed, and males are neutered. These are both basic procedures that can be done when the animal is a puppy or kitten.
Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
There are a variety of benefits of having your pet spayed or neutered besides reducing the risk of pregnancy. Common benefits include:
- Improvements in behavior, such as excessive meowing or barking, running away while in heat, or aggression in male dogs and cats
- Eliminating the potential of spraying around the house
- Reducing the risk of uterine infections, which can be painful and also fatal
- Reducing the risk of certain cancers, such as breast cancer and testicular cancer
Is Surgery Safe?
Our veterinarian can perform a spay or neuter surgery with minimal risk of complications. After the surgery, recovery only takes a couple of days. Your pet might be prescribed pain medication to help them during their recovery. They will wear a cone or protective suit to make sure they do not infect their stitches. Contact our office right away if you notice signs of infection.
Visit Us to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
From improving behavior to reducing pregnancies and cancer risks, there are many benefits to spaying and neutering your pet. Book an appointment with Dr. Mitrovic and our team at All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital in Denville, NJ, by calling us at (973) 625-3641 today to see how we can help your pet.