Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Granger
We offer complete spay and neuter services for the Granger community at Kryder Veterinary Clinic. It’s important to spay your female pet and neuter your male pet to prevent medical and behavioral problems. Millions of healthy animals are euthanized in shelters every year and you will avoid contributing to animal homelessness by getting your dog or cat spayed or neutered. We’re here to care for animals and spaying and neutering is one of the first steps in our compassionate treatment approach.
Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
Both you and your pet will receive multiple benefits from spaying and neutering. Your companion will be less likely to roam the neighborhood or sneak out of the house, so you won’t have to worry about them getting lost. In young male pets, the lower testosterone can curtail aggression. In your female pet, the cost of caring for litters is steeper than spaying.
Medical benefits include:
- Males are less likely to develop testicular cancer
- Females are less likely to develop breast tumors, which turn deadly in a large percentage of cases.
- Females are less likely to have uterine issues.
Behavioral benefits include:
- Males and females will both be less likely to roam away.
- Urine spraying can be dramatically lessened in males.
- Female cats will not go into “heat”, which causes loud meowing and spraying.
When to Spay or Neuter Your Dog and Cat
Shortly after a new puppy or kitten’s vaccinations and wellness check, you’ll be ready for a pet spay and neuter. Dogs may be ready to be “fixed” as early as eight weeks old and cats are generally ready too. It’s wise to get both types of pets spayed or neutered as soon as possible. Older dogs can develop complications and bad behavior like spraying and roaming in cats can be prevented the earlier spaying or neutering is done.
What to Expect with Surgery
The comfort of your pet on spay or neuter day is our top concern at Kryder. We will check how they’re doing from the moment you drop them off to when they’re recovering. We ask that you please refrain from giving them food or water at least 12 hours before surgery. Your friend may be a little sluggish after you pick them up later the same day, so make sure you give them plenty of TLC and a comfortable place to rest. They will likely be back to normal soon, but please watch their incision site for any signs of infection and don’t let them lick the area. Contact us at (574) 277-6533 to talk more about our spay and neuter service for dogs and cats.