Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

At Three Village Veterinary Hospital located in Stony Brook, NY, we advise all of our clients on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. By spaying or neutering your pets, you're taking an important step in helping control the pet population. Not only that, but the procedure has many benefits for you and your pet. Read on for more information regarding this common but important pet procedure/surgery.

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What Is Spaying and Neutering?

Spaying is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries from a female animal. Neutering is the surgical removal of the testes from the male animal. Both procedures make the animal unable to reproduce.

How Does this Surgery Work?

On the day of your pet's surgery, you will be asked to come in early for your pet's pre-surgical exam. This will help ensure your pet is healthy enough for the procedure. Then he will be prepped for the surgery, potentially including being given a sedative as well as shaving and cleaning the surgical site.

Anesthesia will be administered and your pet will be monitored closely during the surgery. After surgery, your pet will be stitched up and sent to the recovery area. Here, he will be monitored and allowed to rest as he comes out of the anesthesia.

What Is the Recovery like?

When your pet gets home, he may be wearing a collar to prevent biting the wound. Place him in a quiet room away from children and other pets. Be sure it's a comfortable area on the floor. You can expect him to be groggy and lethargic for a while as well. A full recovery may take about two weeks.

Get Laser Therapy, Pain Management, Surgery Recovery Care, and Veterinary Care from a Veterinarian Near You

If you're in Stony Brook, NY, and need a veterinarian near you for pet surgery or post-operative laser therapy, our vets at Three Village Veterinary Hospital are here to assist you. Don't hesitate to call us with any questions you might have. Call us at (631) 689-8877 for laser therapy, pain management, surgery recovery care, spay/neuter procedure/surgery,  and veterinary care from a veterinarian near you.


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