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What You Need to Know About Spay and Neuter

Part of being a responsible pet owner is making sure your pet gets spayed or neutered. At Bridgerland-Cache Animal Hospital in Logan, we want to help you make the best decision for your pet. Below is some information that will help you understand what spaying and neutering are and why they are important.

What Is a Spay or Neuter Procedure?

The ovaries and uterus of a female pet are surgically removed. This operation is vital since it aids in pet population management while also providing health benefits for your pet. The surgical removal of a male pet's testicles is known as neutering.

Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

There are many reasons why you should spay or neuter your pet. Spaying or neutering your pet has positive behavioral effects. Pets that have been spayed or neutered are less likely to roam, which can help keep them safe. They are also less likely to mark their territory by urinating around the house.

Spaying or neutering your pet can also have health benefits. For female pets, spaying helps to prevent certain types of cancer and other diseases of the reproductive system. For male pets, neutering can help to prevent testicular cancer.

When Should I Have My Pet Spayed or Neutered?

Pets should get spayed or neutered early in life when they are between 4 and 6 months old. This is before they reach sexual maturity and start to exhibit mating behaviors. They are required to be under general anesthesia for the procedure and recovery takes about 24-48 hours.

What Happens During a Spay or Neuter Procedure?

During a spay or neuter procedure, your pet will be given anesthesia to keep them pain-free and comfortable. One of our veterinarians will make an incision in the animal's abdomen and remove the reproductive organs. The incisions are then closed with stitches. Your pet will be able to go home the same day.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Logan, UT

If you have questions about spaying or neutering your pet, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Bridgerland-Cache Animal Hospital. We provide comprehensive services, including exotic animal care. Call our team today at (435) 752-2151 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.