Chicopee Spay and Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important part of their overall health. It can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the population of unwanted pets. According to the American Humane Society, over 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States each day. Spaying or neutering your pet eliminates unwanted litters, which contributes for thousands of euthanasia procedures and millions of homeless animals. Spaying and neutering can also prevent many health issues, such as ovarian and uterus cancers, mammary tumors, and prostate cancer. It is important to consult with your veterinarian to determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a spay or neuter procedure. We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with safe anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after discharge. Patients also receive injectable pain medication during the procedure and always go home with oral pain medication. Proper pain management makes the procedure as comfortable as possible and allows for smoother recovery. Your pet is closely monitored with advanced monitoring equipment during the entire procedure. A Veterinary Technician closely assesses your pet’s vitals during and after the procedure. Although the risk of anesthetic death in a normal, healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring equipment and highly trained staff respond quickly in the event of an anesthetic emergency. Faster responses save lives. If you are shopping around for a competitive price on this procedure, be sure to question the type of anesthetic used, the type of pain management provided, the monitoring equipment used during the procedure, and the follow-up procedures. Please call our office with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s spay or neuter procedure.

The spaying and neutering process at Chicopee Animal Hospital
Information on spaying at Chicopee Animal Hospital

Spaying

Spaying is a surgical procedure in which both ovaries and uterus are completely removed from your female pet. Also called an "ovariohysterectomy," the surgery is performed while your pet is under general anesthesia. There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, spaying will eliminate the sometimes 'messy' heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Additionally, research has shown that pets that have been spayed live longer than pets that have not been spayed.

Neutering

Neutering refers to the surgical procedure in which both testicles are removed. There are many benefits to neutering your male companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, neutering can help eliminate undesirable and at times, embarrassing behavior in your male companion. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

Animal Hospital in Chicopee neutering information