Neutering is beneficial for the following reasons:
Our hospital recommends a pre-anesthetic blood screen to assess anesthetic risk. This optional blood screen does add an additional cost to the neuter.
During the neuter surgery, your pet’s testicles are removed under monitored general anesthesia. We recommend one overnight stay at our hospital.
Exercise should be restricted to leash walking only after surgery. No swimming, bathing, running, or jumping for ten to fourteen days after surgery.
Neutering does lower an animal’s metabolic rate. Careful regulation of every dog’s diet is always recommended, particularly after neutering, to prevent excess weight gain.
The surgical procedure will not change your pet’s intelligence or general disposition. Most neutered pets tend to be more gentle and affectionate.
If you are interested in having your pet neutered, please feel free to call us to set up an appointment or to ask any questions of our staff.