Heartworm disease can have a devastating effect on your pet's health. National Heartworm Awareness Month, observed annually in April, reminds pet owners about the health dangers this preventable d ...View Article
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering involved removal of the reproductive organs from intact animals. This means they will no longer be affected by the hormones that regulate their ability to produce offspring. Spaying involves making an incision in the female animals abdomen and removing the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Neutering is done through an incision in the scrotum, through which the testes are removed. At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, we have extensive experience in doing spay and neuter procedures and can ensure the health and safety of your cat or dog during the process.
Animals that are spayed or neutered are less likely to escape from the home looking for mates. Male cats are less likely to “spray to mark their territory, which can be a smelly problem in your home. Female animals will not bleed during their hormonal cycles, which presents a housekeeping problem. Spayed females will not develop ovarian or uterine cancers. Male animals that are neutered will not develop testicular cancer. The risk of urinary infections is also lower in spayed and neutered animals. And most importantly, these animals will not breed more unwanted pets that must be euthanized by local animal control agencies, which puts more cost on communities. For these reasons, veterinary experts recommend spaying or neutering for all animals that are not exclusively being kept exclusively for breeding.
Generally, animals have little trouble recovering from spaying or neutering. They may be groggy for a few hours after coming home from the hospital but quickly bounce back to their normal behavior. It is important for pet owners to monitor the incision site to ensure it is kept clean and to prevent the animal from licking or disturbing the area that is healing. If any redness or infection develops, your vet can provide additional treatment to resolve the problem.
Dr. Casillas, Dr. Castillo and the trained staff at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals provide comprehensive veterinary services for their patients. We offer veterinary care at three locations, in Lynwood, Montebello and East Los Angeles, to make it easy for your pets to receive the preventive care they need. We will be happy to address any concerns you have regarding spaying and neutering of your pet. Call Casillas Veterinary Hospitals today at 323-215-1810 for an appointment at one of our three convenient locations to discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering for your pet.