Spay and Neuter From Our Bakersfield Veterinarian
At the Oaks Pet Hospital is committed to providing a high standard of care to pets in the surrounding areas. Our Bakersfield veterinarian provides a wide range of services for your pet's health and wellness, including surgical procedures. By far the most common surgical procedure we perform in our office is that of the neuter/spay procedure, which involves removing the ovaries or testicles of a pet to prevent them from reproducing in the future.
Why Spay/Neuter Your Dog or Cat?
There are so many reasons to have your dog or cat spayed or neutered, if you haven't done so already. For starters, spaying or neutering your pet provides a number of health benefits to dogs and cats alike. Specifically, pets who have been spayed or neutered are less likely to develop certain types of cancers, such as reproductive cancers. For female pets, since there is no possibility of becoming pregnant, there is also no concern about the health risks that come along with pregnancy.
In addition to protecting your pet's health, spaying or neutering can result in better overall temperament for male and female pets. Male pets will be less likely to spray, as well as less likely to try to run away in an attempt to find a mate. Female pets will have a better overall temperament when they have been spayed or neutered.
Last but certainly not least, when you have your pet spayed or neutered, you're also doing your pet to help control the pet population by avoiding unwanted litters. In this sense, you can indirectly free up shelter space and possibly even reduce the number of unwanted pets that are put down every day as a result of overcrowding.
When to Schedule a Spay or Neuter Procedure
The proper time to schedule a spay or neuter procedure can vary greatly depending on the type of pet you have, as well as their size and gender. Our veterinarian will be able to give you a better idea as to when be the right time to schedule a neuter or spay procedure after a physical examination and assessment. In most cases, dogs and cats can be spayed or neutered at around 6 months. However, weight and overall health must also be factored in when determining the best time to schedule the appointment.
At the Oaks Pet Hospital is happy to provide spay and neuter services; we have a great deal of experience in completing these procedures safely and doing so under anesthesia so your pet is as comfortable as possible. These procedures can be completed quickly and with a short recovery time for most pets.
Schedule a Spay/Neuter Procedure with Our Bakersfield Veterinarian
If your pet isn't yet spayed or neutered, now is the time to schedule an appointment with our experienced Bakersfield veterinarian. You can reach At the Oaks Pet Hospital to find out more by giving us a call at (661) 665-8950 today.