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10935 Wurzbach Rd Ste 301

San Antonio, TX 78230 US

(210) 697-9585

Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter services in San Antonio, TX

Oaks North Animal Hospital aims to help pet parents in San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding area gets the help they need to improve their pet's health. One of the essential services we provide is spay & neuter services. If you're a new pet parent looking for puppy or kitten care, read below to learn more about spaying and neutering. In addition, this surgery could improve your pet's health.

Spay & Neuter

What Is Spay & Neuter Surgery?

Spay & neuter surgery is a standard procedure involving removing an animal's reproductive organs. This procedure prevents animals from reproducing and prevents other medical issues, such as cancer and uterine infections in females.

Spaying is used when referring to the procedure in female animals, while neutering is used for males. Similar to females, neutering is the procedure of removing the male reproductive organs from the animal.

What Happens During Spay & Neuter Surgery?

Spay & neuter surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, meaning your pet will be asleep during the procedure. Our veterinarians will make an incision in the animal's abdomen during the surgery to assess reproductive organs. The uterus and ovaries are removed in female animals, while the testicles are removed in male animals. Other organs, such as the prostate gland or uterus, may be partially removed. After the organs are removed, the incisions will be closed with sutures, and we will monitor your pet for a short time to ensure they recover properly from anesthesia.

Benefits of Spaying & Neutering

There are many benefits to spaying or neutering your pet. One of the most notable benefits is that it reduces your pet’s chances of developing certain cancers, including ovarian, mammary, and testicular cancer. Additionally, spaying or neutering can help reduce unwanted behaviors in pets, like aggression toward other animals or humans. Moreover, this surgery helps prevent homeless animals by reducing those born into homes without proper care and resources.

When to Spay & Neuter Your Pet

The ideal time for spaying or neutering your pet depends on the animal's breed and size. Generally, it is recommended that cats are spayed or neutered between four months old and six months old, while dogs should be spayed or neutered between five months old and nine months old. However, the exact time will depend on your pet's breed and size, so it is best to consult our veterinarian for more specific advice.

For instance, larger dog breeds might benefit from getting neutered later in life. Studies constantly update the guidelines, so it's best to ask our veterinarian for advice.

Explore Spay and Neutering Services Today

We understand that spaying or neutering at Oaks North Animal Hospital can be stressful. That's why we'll walk you through any questions and help you make the best decision for your pet. We are committed to providing excellent pet care in San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding area. Contact us today at (210) 697-9585 to learn more about our spay & neuter services!