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Spaying or Neutering

Spaying or neutering is part of responsible pet ownership.

These procedures remove reproductive organs, therefore making your pet unable to reproduce. At AMC, we believe spaying or neutering is one of the best decisions you can make for your pet’s health, as well as for the well being of the animals in the community. “Spaying” refers to female patients, and is also called an ovariohysterectomy. Spaying is a surgical procedure where the uterus and both ovaries are removed. This procedure is considered major surgery, and performed under general anesthesia. The incision is closed with three layers of internal sutures, and should heal within 10 -14 days. The patient should be kept quiet and dry for about one week.

“Neutering” refers to male patients, and is also called a castration. Neutering is a surgical procedure where both testicles are removed. This procedure is considered minor surgery and is performed under general anesthesia.

KEY BENEFITS OF SPAYING/NEUTERING:

1. Improved health and longer life

Research shows that spayed or neutered pets live longer, and are less likely to contract cancer, infections, and other health problems.

2. Reduces Behavioral Problems

Spaying/Neutering can reduce unwanted behaviors such as roaming, spraying, mounting, and aggression.

3. Fewer Unwanted Pets

You’ll also be doing your part in reducing numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens. These animals commonly end up being euthanized (put to sleep) in shelters because homes can’t be found for them