Spaying your pet has many benefits and can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. This surgical procedure is safe and effective, and prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, and it can help protect your pet from potentially fatal diseases, including several types of cancer. Spaying does not change your pet’s personality.
As the Carriage Crossing Animal Care Team can tell you, when you have your female pet spayed, you’re protecting her against diseases such as bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and certain kinds of cancer. Spaying also prevents your animal from going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will prevent pregnancy, which means you won’t have the financial and emotional burden of caring for a litter of unexpected animals…and you won’t have to find homes for them!
Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed by an expert Waterloo Veterinarian with the pet under anesthesia. Our Animal Care Team follows strict protocols and continually monitors your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
To set up an appointment to have your pet spayed or to learn more about this procedure, call or visit our Waterloo Animal Hospital. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns. We want to help you make the best health care decisions for your pet, to keep her healthy and happy!