Spay and neuter surgeries are among the most common options available to protect your pet. These surgeries prevent your pet from reproducing. Our team makes it as easy as possible to ensure your pet is safe and healthy through every step of the procedure. Our veterinarians at Magnolia Animal Hospital in Raleigh perform spay and neuter surgeries on cats and dogs. Let’s take a look at some of the common questions that we run into regarding spaying and neutering pets.

What Happens During a Spay Surgery?

Female cats and dogs are spayed. The procedure begins with anesthesia, which puts your pet to sleep. Your pet is unable to feel anything when the ovaries and uterus are removed through the abdomen. After the surgery, your pet will not go into heat. Furthermore, your pet will be less likely to try to attract a mate by yowling or behaving aggressively.

What Happens During a Neuter Surgery?

Like female pets, male cats and dogs are placed under anesthesia. The veterinarian will make a small incision through which he or she will remove the testicles. The veterinarian will tie off the vas deferens. Following surgery, your pet will experience less aggression and less desire to roam. Your pet will also be less likely to spray urine in an attempt to mark his territory.

Are the Surgeries Safe?

Spay and neuter surgeries are performed daily and are incredibly safe. While your pet is under anesthesia, our vet will keep an eye on your pet's vitals, including heart rate and breathing. The risks and side effects for both surgeries are extremely rare.

Schedule Your Pet’s Surgery in Raleigh, NC

Our veterinarians at Magnolia Animal Hospital are here to help. Our low-cost animal clinic makes surgery as affordable as possible. If you are considering spaying or neutering your cat or dog, call our team today at (919) 873-9190 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.