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Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter Surgery

We at Belleview West Animal Hospital are here to help ensure your pet lives a long and happy life. Spaying and neutering benefit both you and your pet. We provide estimates for the procedure and any aftercare hospitalization. Continue reading to learn more about spay and neuter surgery and how your pet can benefit from it.


Benefits Of Spay & Neuter

Many pet owners think that their furry family member’s behavior will change negatively when spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian.

The fact is that behavioral changes are for the positive. The elimination of animal instincts helps keep animals from marking territory, wandering to find a mate, and aggressiveness that comes with natural instincts.

When you spay and neuter your pets, you also play a role in their living a long, healthy life.

Spaying your female pet eliminates the risk of them developing:

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Infections
  • Prolapses
  • Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Chronic Endometritis
  • Mammary Tumors

Neutering your male pet eliminates or lessens the risk of:

  • Testicular Cancer
  • Prostatic Disease
  • Hernias

Stopping unwanted pregnancies and slowing the over pet population is the main focus when people think of spay and neutering. Yes, neutralization does both, but it also puts a stop to false and dangerous pregnancies in female pets.

Recommendations for Spaying & Neutering

At the age of three months, most pets can have safe surgery. They recover faster, and it puts a stop to unwanted breeding before female pets come into heat the first time. In females, it also reduces the risk of stored estrogen, causing avoidable diseases.

The worry of weight gain keeps some pet owners from having their furry friends spayed and neutered.  The cause of extreme weight gain is reliant on nutrition, exercise, and the age of the animal.

Is Spay & Neuter Surgery Safe?

Spaying and neutering are a safe surgery. A licensed veterinarian uses general anesthesia. Your pet will be asleep during the procedure. They may experience some discomfort, but they usually return to their lively activity within 24 to 72 hours. But, for safety purposes, it is best to limit their playtime for ten days.

Part of a pet’s recovery is staying inside for a couple of weeks to protect from infection and re-injury.

If a female dog does happen to give birth to a litter, you will need to wait for two weeks after weaning her litter before scheduling her spaying. The mother and babies need to be separated until she is fully healed.

Call Belleview West Animal Hospital

Serving the Littleton area, Belleview West Animal Hospital wants the best for you and your pet. It means lending a hand in helping your furry friend a long and healthy life. Part of that is to spay and neuter. Contact us today for an appointment with our licensed veterinarian Dr. Ross Barnard.