At Southwind Animal Hospital, our veterinarians offer quality spay and neuter services for cats and dogs in Southeast Memphis.
Why Spay or Neuter?
Both spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia.
These procedures help prevent disease and give a healthier, happier and extended life expectancy.
They also contribute to the prevention of dog and cat overpopulation.
We use the latest in general anesthesia and multiple state-of-the-art monitoring devices, so you can rest assured that your pet will be comfortable before, during and after a spay or neuter procedure.
Spay & Neuter Procedures
These procedures are performed by our experienced veterinarians using the latest general anesthetic drugs and multiple state-of-the-art monitoring devices.
Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter their pet.
- Spaying (Females)
Spaying is a surgical procedure where a female animal's reproductive organs (ovaries and uterus) are removed.
Spaying can help prevent disease in female pets such as uterine infections and breast tumors.
- Neutering (Males)
Neutering is a surgical procedure where a male animal's reproductive organs (testicles) are removed.
Neutering can help to prevent future disease in male pets such testicular and some prostate cancers.
If there are no complications or other health issues, your dog or cat can usually go home on the same day of the procedure, with activity restricted for a few days while the incision heals.
We may send your pet home with a protective collar to keep them from licking the incision. We typically book a follow-up visit to check on how well your pet has healed and to remove the stitches.
Benefits For Cats
Benefits to spaying or neutering your cat, include:
- It disturbs naughty behavior.
- It reduces the risk of contracting certain diseases.
- It reduces the risk of uterine infections in females.
- It reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.
- Neutered cats are less likely to stray from home.
Benefits For Dogs
Benefits to spaying or neutering your dog, include:
- It reduces the risk of prostate and cancer problems.
- It reduces marking and spraying issues.
- It stabilizes the mood of the dog.
- It reduces the mating urge.
- It can reduce sexualized behaviors.