Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying and neutering are elective surgeries that can prove to be life-changing and even life-saving for your cat or dog. At Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, our veterinarian is dedicated to helping your pet feel its best and treating for any underlying issues affecting it. We provide spay and neuter services as well as pet surgery aftercare.

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What is Spay and Neuter Surgery?

When you spay a female cat or dog or neuter a male dog or cat, these services make your pet sterile. This means that can longer reproduce after their pet surgery. Unless you are a trained breeder or are interested in having puppies or kittens, spaying and neutering has many health benefits and is beneficial for the environment. With so many stray cats and dogs needing loving homes, spaying and neutering can help reduce the number of strays on the streets.

In addition, research has shown that spaying and neutering your pet can help reduce the risk of cancers related to the reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and breast cancer.

Other benefits include:

  • Reduced aggression in males
  • Reduced urge to urinate and spray in the house
  • Reduced urge to meow and run away while in heat
  • No chance of pet pregnancy

How Our Veterinarian Can Help

Your veterinarian will provide pet surgery aftercare to make sure your pet heals from their spay and neuter procedure. Your pet will come home with a cone or t-shirt placed around them so they cannot tear out their stitches, which can lead to infection. You will schedule a follow-up visit with our veterinarian to ensure no complications arise.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Cincinnati, OH

At Westside Animal Hospital, we want your animal to feel their best and get high-quality care from our veterinarian! Call us today at (513) 574-5000 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.