Spay & Neuter FAQs

Spaying or neutering your pet is important in keeping it healthy and preventing unwanted pregnancies. While these are routine procedures, many pet owners are concerned about their pet having surgery. At Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX, our veterinarian will guide you on how to prepare and will answer all your questions. Here are some commonly asked questions about spay and neuter procedures.

Spay & Neuter FAQs

What Is Spaying?

Spay surgery is performed on female pets. During the surgery, our veterinarian will remove the female reproductive organs, including the uterus and fallopian tubes. This prevents your pet from going into heat or getting pregnant.

What Is Neutering?

When your pet is neutered, our vet will remove the testicles of the male dog or cat. This prevents your pet from being able to impregnate other animals. It is also beneficial for reducing some of the aggressive behavior that comes with males who are trying to reproduce.

Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

You should spay or neuter your pet to prevent unwanted pregnancies. With so many animals overcrowding animal shelters, it is beneficial for the community to keep the number of unwanted pets to a minimum.

When you spay or neuter your pet, your pet also has a lower chance of facing certain health issues. These health issues include uterine cancer, breast cancer, and testicular cancer. Your pet is also less likely to yowl, cry, or try to escape when he or she is fixed. Additionally, males are less likely to spray when they have been neutered. This means that your home is less likely to smell like cat urine.

Male pets are less likely to become aggressive when they are neutered. They are also much less likely to try to leave your home in search of a mate, cutting down on your pet's chances of death due to roaming.

Are Spay and Neuter Procedures Safe?

Our veterinary team is trained and experienced in these surgeries. We will guide you on what to expect. Your pet may be groggy from anesthesia after surgery, but there are few risks and a quick recovery time.

Visit Our Veterinarian in San Antonio, TX for Spay and Neuter Services

At Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX, we can spay or neuter your pet. Our veterinarian will ensure that your pet is safe during and after surgery. Call our clinic today to schedule an appointment.