Spay and Neuter FAQs

Are you considering having your pet spayed or neutered? This kind of procedure/surgery may be more common than you think and it provides some significant benefits for pets and pet owners.


At Three Village Veterinary Hospital in Stony Brook, NY, we offer spay/neuter services. We can also help with pain management via laser therapy for a stress-free surgery recovery.

Why Should I Have My Pet Spayed or Neutered?

Spaying or neutering comes with many advantages for your pets, your family, and pet populations overall. These procedures stop dogs and cats from reproducing, resulting in these potential benefits:

•             Helps reduce pet overpopulation

•             Reduces mating-related behaviors, like marking territory, roaming, or yowling

•             Helps prevent some diseases, such as testicular cancer and uterine cancer

What Happens during Spaying and Neutering?

During spay surgery, female dogs and cats have their reproductive organs removed. This may involve taking out the uterus and/or ovaries. After this procedure, they can’t reproduce.

Male dogs and cats have their testes removed during neuter surgery. This makes them unable to breed with females.

Is It Safe?

Mostly. These surgeries are outpatient procedures that are done frequently. While your pet is under general anesthesia, our staff closely watches his condition and vital signs.

How Soon Should I Have My Pets Spayed or Neutered?

This depends on your pet’s age and health. Generally, you can have kittens and puppies undergo this procedure when they’re still young. If you have an older pet, talk to a vet on our team about having this surgery done.

What Is Surgery Recovery Like?

Spaying and neutering are invasive procedures, so your pet may experience soreness afterwards. That’s a normal part of the recovery process. We’ll give you instructions and tips on helping your pet heal, such as:

•             Limiting their activity for awhile

•             Using a cone to prevent chewing at incisions

•             Giving your pet a quiet place to rest

•             Watching for signs of infections, like a fever and redness around the incision

•             Choosing pain management with laser therapy if needed

Get Laser Therapy, Pain Management, Spay/Neuter Procedure/ Surgery, and Surgery Recovery from a Veterinarian Near You

Do you need to find a veterinarian near you? Our veterinary team offers spay/neuter procedure/surgery. Call us at (631) 689-8877 to make an appointment with Three Village Veterinary Hospital in Stony Brook, NY. Our team can provide pets with surgery to benefit their well-being. Call us for more information about our services, including laser therapy, pain management, and surgery recovery from our veterinary team.


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