Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital is accredited by AAHA and has been dedicated to helping pets live a happy & healthy life since 1956. Contact us for more info on our spay and neuter services in San Antonio. The community can count on our exceptional veterinary care.
Spay and Neuter Procedures are Beneficial
It is tough to see your pet undergo any type of surgery, so the decision to spay or neuter may be difficult. However, our patients experience minimal short term pain and have a quick recovery. We highly recommend spay and neuter procedures to prevent serious consequences in the future. We can assure you there are far more benefits than disadvantages. Below we have listed some of the benefits of spaying and neutering.
Exemplary behavior – Your pet will no longer have the frustration of resisting the mating process. Whether male or female, they will be unlikely to roam the neighborhood. Male pets will not be as aggressive and will be less likely to bite. Another benefit is that the messy female heat cycles will be a thing of the past!
Increase your pets lifespan – Spay and neuter procedures help dogs to live an average of 1-3 years longer, and it helps cats to live 3-5 years longer.
Decreased cancer risk – Pets that have not been spayed or neutered have a greater risk of reproductive cancer, which is fatal in most cats and 50% of dogs.
Limit unwanted pets – There are many homeless pets in San Antonio. Approximately half of the shelter pets are adopted, but unfortunately the rest are put to sleep. Please don’t put more animals at risk, and give Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital a call. Our experienced veterinarians have performed countless spay and neuter surgeries.
How to Care for Your Pet Post-Surgery
Loop 410 Veterinary Hospital staff will provide you with complete instructions after the procedure is complete. We have provided some tips below on what needs to follow spay and neuter surgery in order for your pet to fully recover.
Medication: Please follow the instructions carefully on the pain medication. Never give your pet medication meant for humans.
Food: It is important not to overfeed your pet. Provide your pet with the normal serving of food.
Bed: Your pet’s sleeping quarters must be dry and clean, to prevent infection.
Activity: During the first two weeks after surgery, please limit your pet’s activity to short walks. The main reason for this is to prevent the incision from opening, causing further infection and pain.
Bath: To avoid infection, please keep your pet as dry as possible for the first 2 weeks after surgery.
Do not let your pet lick the incision area. Our Veterinary team may provide a cone-shaped collar for your pet to keep him or her from opening the incision area. Keep an eye on your pet and watch for any abnormal behavior 48 hours after surgery.
Contact us if your pet experiences poor appetite, sluggishness, decreased mobility, or failure to urinate. Also contact us if there is anything abnormal at the incision site, such as discharge, bleeding, or foul odor.