Spay & Neuter FAQs

Are you a dog or cat owner and are considering spaying or neutering? At Cochrane Animal Hospital in Morgan Hill, Dr. Gizycki has compiled a few answers to some frequent questions about spay and neuter procedures.

Spay & Neuter FAQs

What Are Spay and Neuter Procedures?

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures for removing the reproductive organs in male and female pets. More specifically, spaying involves the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus in female pets, while neutering involves the removal of the testicles in male pets.

Why Should I Consider Spay and Neuter Procedures?

Spaying or neutering your pet comes with numerous benefits. Below are some of them:

·         It helps you to keep the pet population down: Imagine having an unspayed female dog in your home and she gets pregnant twice a year during her normal cycles. The chances are high that you will end up with a huge population of puppies. You will spend a lot of money feeding and caring for these animals. Spaying and neutering help to control such problems.

·         Enhances the pet’s health: A spayed female dog or cat won't feel the urge to go out to look for mates. Similarly, a neutered male won't go out to fertilize a female.

·         Counters negative behavior in pets: Spayed female dogs won't experience their heat season, where they yowl, cry, and pace around looking for mates. On the other hand, neutered males won't spray the compound to mark their territory, wander, or fight for females with other male dogs.

Are There Risks with Spay and Neuter Procedures?

There are no risks to be wary of except the general risks relating to anesthesia and surgical complications. However, their occurrence is highly unlikely when an experienced veterinarian does the procedures.

Will My Dog Stop Spraying After Neutering?

Spraying in male dogs is a hormone-fuelled behavior. Once neutered, the hormone may take up to eight weeks or more to subside. So, your four-legged friend may not show an immediate difference, but will later on.

Contact Our Veterinarian at Cochrane Animal Hospital in Morgan Hill, CA

Cochrane Animal Hospital is a one-stop shop for all of your pet's needs. Dr. Gizycki provides compassionate and high-quality medical services to ensure your pets get the best veterinary care. Call our team today at (408) 778-7783 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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