Spay and Neuter

It's important to take care of your cats or dogs and one way to do that is to spay/neuter them. If you have a pet and you live in Cincinnati, OH, bring him to our team at Westside Animal Hospital. Our veterinary staff can help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

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What Does It Mean to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Spay/neuter is done to sterilize cats and dogs of both genders. When a female animal is spayed, the uterus and ovaries are removed. When a male is neutered, which means that the testes will be removed.

What Are the Benefits?

Pet owners usually get this procedure/surgery for their pets to prevent their animals for giving birth to puppies or kittens.

Another reason is that cats and dogs can get into heat, which can cause behavioral issues, like spraying urine around their home. Spaying and neutering can prevent these bad behaviors as well as keep them healthy by reducing the likelihood of them developing certain diseases.

The Procedure

Usually, pet owners have their pets spayed and neutered when they are young. The exact age may vary between pets, depending on breed and certain circumstances.

The Recovery Time

The recovery time is usually about two weeks. During this time, your pet may have to wear a cone around his head to prevent him from licking at any sutures that he has. Be sure Keep him comfortable and, while he may do regular things like go to the bathroom and eat, it may be a good idea to make sure he doesn’t over exert himself.

Don’t let your pet stay at risk for diseases that spay/neuter might have prevented. Call our veterinary team to get your pet the procedure/surgery he may need to get and stay healthy for years to come.

Get Veterinary Care and Spay/Neuter from a Veterinarian Near You

At Westside Animal Hospital, we are here to help the pets of Cincinnati, OH, be as healthy as possible and that includes spaying or neutering them. Call us at (513) 574-5000 for a spay/neuter procedure/surgery from a veterinarian near you.