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Spay & Neuter

Caring for pets involves responsible decisions, including managing their reproductive capacity. The worldwide issue of overpopulation and unwanted pets, especially among dogs and cats, underscores the importance of spaying and neutering. Millions of animals are euthanized due to the lack of resources for care. Taking steps to spay and neuter your pets prevents unnecessary suffering and ensures a brighter future for all animals.

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The Importance Of Spaying & Neutering Pets

Spaying and neutering your pet comes highly recommended by veterinarians. Beyond preventing unwanted pregnancies, these procedures contribute to better health and behavior. Removing hormone-producing reproductive organs can prevent various medical conditions, promoting a longer, healthier life for your furry friend. Additionally, these surgeries can reduce aggressive tendencies in pets, as behavioral issues often stem from reproductive hormones.

Opting for spaying or neutering enhances your pet’s overall well-being, promoting a harmonious coexistence within your family. In Glendale, local laws mandate spaying and neutering for most cats and dogs, with exemptions for show or competitive animals, certain working dogs, and those owned by licensed breeders. At Angelus Pet Hospital, we’re dedicated to supporting your pet’s health, behavior, and integration into your family’s life.

The Benefits Of Pet Spaying & Neutering:

  • Reduced risk of breast cancer in female pets
  • Elimination of uterine infections in female pets
  • Prevention of unexpected pregnancies and the financial burden of caring for offspring
  • Decreased risk of testicular or prostate complications or cancer in male pets
  • Enhanced manageability and responsiveness to training, especially in dogs
  • Reduced likelihood of pets getting lost or injured due to decreased mating urges
  • Diminished mounting behavior and aggression related to reproductive hormones
  • Decreased desire to mount objects, animals, or people
  • Lowered urge to spray or mark territory, particularly in cats

Preparing Your Pet Before Surgery:

  • If your pet is showing signs of illness, reschedule the surgery until they are in better health
  • Refrain from feeding your pet the night before surgery; water is allowed
  • Follow any fasting instructions provided by your veterinarian to ensure a safe procedure
  • Administer any prescribed medications as directed
  • Secure outdoor access for pets by blocking doors the night before surgery
  • Provide a comfortable and quiet space for your pet the night before surgery
  • Confirm drop-off time and any last-minute instructions with the veterinary staff

How Spaying & Neutering Are Done

The Neutering Procedure
Neutering is a simple procedure in which a male pet’s testicles are removed, curbing their ability to reproduce. This is a fairly simple procedure because the testicles are located outside the body, so they can be removed from the scrotum via a small incision. This prevents unwanted litters and addresses behavioral issues associated with mating instincts.
The Spaying Procedure
Spaying is a surgical procedure where a female pet’s reproductive organs, including ovaries and uterus, are removed via a small incision in the abdomen. This prevents pregnancies and eliminates heat cycles, reducing the risk of certain reproductive-related health issues. Our veterinarians perform spaying surgeries with the utmost care and expertise.

Signs Indicating That Things Are Not Right:

  • Your pet is lethargic or motionless for over two days
  • Bleeding from the incision site
  • Unusual swelling or redness around stitches
  • Pets chewing or pulling at stitches
  • Difficulty or inability to urinate or defecate

It’s perfectly normal for your pet to be tired and groggy after surgery for a few days. But if you notice the aforementioned signs, contact Angelus Pet Hospital for immediate assistance.

Spay & Neuter FAQs

Does sterilization change a pet’s personality?
Spaying or neutering doesn’t alter a pet’s fundamental personality traits, but it does contribute to making them calmer and more balanced. While each pet has its unique quirks, sterilization minimizes behaviors triggered by reproductive hormones. Pets who undergo these procedures tend to be more manageable, joyful, and comfortable in social settings, ensuring a harmonious companionship with their owners.

Do you only need to sterilize female pets?
No. Contrary to a common misconception, both male and female pets benefit from sterilization. Unneutered males can father numerous offspring, contributing significantly to the pet population. Furthermore, males exhibit increased aggression and wander in search of mates, exposing themselves to injuries. Neutering males promotes a more relaxed temperament, reduces territorial marking, and prevents potential health hazards.

Contact Us For Spay & Neuter Services In Glendale

Angelus Pet Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive spaying and neutering services that contribute to the well-being of your beloved pets. Our skilled team ensures that each procedure is performed with the utmost care and compassion. By choosing our services, you contribute to responsible pet ownership and the overall welfare of animals, reducing the number of pets that live on the streets or must get euthanized. Contact us to schedule your pet’s spaying or neutering appointment and promote their overall wellness.

Angelus Pet Hospital

5846 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91202

(818) 241-8333

Mon-Fri: 8am to 6pm