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What Happens During Spaying And Neutering Of Pets?

Spaying is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus of female cats and dogs. On the other hand, neutering involves the removal of the male testicles. Both procedures are performed routinely with few or minor complications and should be conducted only by a licensed veterinarian. 

Before your pet undergoes surgery, your veterinarian may conduct a thorough physical examination as well as blood analysis. General anesthesia is needed for both procedures to minimize pain and discomfort. Thanks to modern anesthesia and management, these procedures are now safer for patients. 

Surgery after-care is very important. Your veterinarian will give you specific instructions upon your pet’s discharge. Most cats recover within a few days. Healing of the surgical site usually takes about 2 weeks. 

Talk to your veterinarian Helotes, TX if you have questions and/or concerns about spaying and/or neutering.

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