Spay and Neuter FAQs

Spaying and neutering are crucial procedures for controlling pet overpopulation and improving the health of our beloved companions. At Brookwood Veterinary Clinic in Raleigh, NC, we provide these surgeries to prevent unwanted litters and protect your pets from various diseases. Here are some frequently asked questions about spaying and neutering:

Spay and Neuter FAQs

What is Spaying and Neutering?

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures performed by veterinarians to sterilize animals, preventing them from reproducing. Spaying refers to the removal of a female animal's ovaries and uterus, while neutering involves the removal of a male animal's testicles. These procedures are commonly performed on cats and dogs but can also be done on other animals.

Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

There are numerous reasons to spay or neuter your pet. Firstly, Firstly, it helps control population, decreasing the number of unwanted animals that end up in shelters or roaming the streets. Not only that, but spaying and neutering can also reduce the risk of certain health problems, such as reproductive cancers and infections. Behavioral benefits include a decreased likelihood of roaming, aggression, and urine marking.

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

The ideal age for spaying or neutering varies depending on the species and breed of the animal. Generally, veterinarians recommend spaying or neutering cats and dogs between four to six months of age. However, larger dog breeds may benefit from waiting until they are older to reduce the risk of certain joint problems. It's essential to discuss the best timing for your cat or dog’s procedure with our vet.

Is Spaying or Neutering Safe?

Spaying and neutering are routine surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. While there are risks associated with any surgery, such as infection or anesthesia complications, these risks are minimal when performed by a qualified veterinarian in a controlled environment. At our practice, we take numerous precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of pets undergoing spay or neuter procedures.

What Is the Recovery Process Like?

The recovery process after spaying or neutering typically involves a few days of rest and restricted activity. Our veterinarian will provide specific post-operative care instructions, which may include keeping your cat or dog indoors, limiting exercise, and monitoring the surgical site for signs of infection. Most pets recover quickly and resume their normal activities within a week.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

To learn more about spaying and neutering or to schedule your visit, call Brookwood Veterinary Clinic in Raleigh, NC, at 919-779-2940. Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional care for your furry companion. When you need a veterinarian near you, we are ready to assist!

2810 Brookwood Dr.
Raleigh,NC 27603