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Spaying and Neutering


Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital Offers Spay and Neuter Services

pets being spaying and neutered

Spaying and neutering your pet is an important part of its total veterinary care. Studies show that spayed and neutered animals live longer than their unneutered counterparts. This benefit occurs for a number of reasons. Spaying and neutering prevents many of the reproductive cancers from occurring, which helps owners save money on veterinary expenses. It also reduces the number of animals that must be dealt with by local animal control agencies, which helps to save communities money. Spaying and neutering are simple procedures that can be easily done at your local veterinary hospital. Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre offers spay & neuter services to help your pet live a long and happy life.


Spay and Neuter Procedures

Veterinarians do thousands of spay and neuter procedures each year, and these operations are usually without complications, with animals recovering very quickly. Generally, the animal is given a medication to make it sleepy and an anesthetic to induce unconsciousness. For female animals, an incision is made in the abdomen, and the uterus and ovaries are removed. The incision is then closed with stitches. Cat neutering and dog neutering, the procedure done on male animals, is done by making an incision near the scrotum. The testicles are then removed through this incision, which is then closed.

Caring For Your Pet After Surgery

  • Your vet will provide post-surgical instructions for you to follow after the spay/neuter procedure. You will also be given medications for pain, if the vet feels it is appropriate.
  • Generally, you should keep your pet quiet for a few days after the procedure to allow the incision to heal properly.
  • You should try to keep the animal from running up or jumping up on furniture for a few days.
  • Avoid bathing your pet after surgery until your vet gives you the okay.
  • Try to prevent the animal from licking the incision, which can introduce bacteria that will inhibit healing.
  • Pet owners should check the incision site daily, and call the vet if you notice any redness, swelling or oozing from the wound. Within a week, your pet should be back to normal, ready to enjoy usual activities.

Call Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre for Your Pet’s Veterinary Needs

The veterinarians and staff at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing quality pet care for their patients in Winnipeg, Manitoba and surrounding areas. We can provide a full range of veterinary services for pets. We also offer 24-hour emergency and critical care for pets, when needed. Contact Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre today at 204-452-0911 for an appointment to discuss how spaying or neutering can help keep your pet healthy.

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