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Spay & Neuter Pet Surgery in Colorado Springs

Centennial Animal Hospital is your Colorado Springs trusted veterinarian, offering a variety of veterinary services to help your pet lead the healthiest life possible. From routine care and vaccinations to boarding, grooming, and everything in between—our team is here for you and your pets. 

One of the services we encourage all pet owners is to spay or neuter their pet. 

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Your Veterinarian in Colorado Springs Explains Why it is Important to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

There are millions of homeless animals in the U.S. on the streets and in animal shelters. Unfortunately, a large number don’t become adopted.  By spaying or neutering your pet, you are doing your part to help control the pet population and one of the best decisions for your pet’s long-term health.

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

There are a number of other benefits to spaying or neutering your pet beyond helping with the pet population. Some of these benefits  include:

Health - Animals that get spayed or neutered often tend to live longer and healthier lives.  Getting females spayed earlier in life before their second heat cycle can help drastically reduced the risks of mammary tumors. Also reduces the risk of uterus infections (pyometra's), and keeps them from having difficulty with pregnancy and birth. For males neutering early can drastically reduce the chance of prostate cancer.  

Behavior- Neutering helps reduce if not eliminate marking issues. For male dogs, it is referred to as territorial urine marking (lifting of the leg) and for male cats, they tend to “spray” and can be very potent. Other behavioral issues that occur in both cats and dogs that tend to improve after the procedure include roaming, aggressiveness, and mounting.

Cost- By choosing to spay or neuter your pet, you can save a tremendous amount of money in the long-term when factoring in costs potentially incurred by a non-altered pet. The cost of the procedure is less expensive than caring for a dog or cat suffering from an infection or cancer.  It also reduces the urge to run away and the cost and worry of injuries from being hit by a car, or the impound fee's.  

What to Expect From a Spay/Neuter Procedure

A spay and neuter procedure is a routine surgery performed daily at Centennial Animal Hospital.  The procedure specifically involves the de-sexing of your pet through the careful removal of its reproductive organs.  During your wellness examination the doctor will go over the appropriate age and weight of your pet to complete the procedure.

During the procedure, your pet will be placed under general anesthesia, ongoing vital signs are monitored on your pet throughout the entire procedure and recovery. The procedure generally last less than an hour, we use laser surgery to promote faster healing on the incisions.  You pet will remain with us for the afternoon while we monitor for any complications.

Normal pick up time for your pet ranges from 3pm and 6pm depending on how your pet is responding post op.  Your pet will be sent home with pain control medications and soft E-collars so they do not chew on the incision site.  Most pets are back to normal within the first 24 hours post op.
 

Schedule Your Pet’s Spay and Neuter Procedure with Your Veterinarian in Colorado Springs

You can schedule an appointment for spay and neuter Colorado Springs by calling Centennial Animal Hospital at 719-528-1693. Our animal hospital Colorado Springs specializes in spay and neuter procedures, so your pet will be in good hands with our dedicated and skilled team of veterinary professionals.

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