Low-Cost High-Quality Neuter Services in Derby, Kansas
Beyond helping control the pet population, there are a number of physical and emotional reasons to consider a neuter procedure for your pet. After neutering, most pets appear to be calmer and tend to roam the streets less often, which reduce their risk of injuries or getting lost. Neutering cats can help eradicate territorial issues that cause stinky spraying.
This procedure reduces or eliminates the chance of your male pet falling victim to conditions including prostate disease, testicular tumors, and perineal hernias. Here’s what to expect from your low cost, high-quality neuter surgery in Derby.
The Process of Pet Neuter Surgery
Before anesthesia is administered we will give your pet an injection of a mild sedative and pain reliever. All pet neuter surgeries are performed under fully monitored anesthesia to put your pet to sleep so the procedure can be performed safely while keeping your pet comfortable. Dogs are intubated with a breathing tube, but we only use an oxygen mask for cats because the surgery is so quick. Our Derby veterinarian and team keep a close eye on your pet’s heart rate and oxygen levels to ensure their well-being.
Male Dog Neutering: Our skilled veterinarian in Derby will make a small incision in their penile base near the scrotum and remove the testicles and close the incision with dissolving stitches. Your dog’s skin incision is then stapled or glued to keep the stitches secure and to promote faster healing while reducing infection risks. To neuter a male dog, the process typically lasts from 5 to 20 minutes, and they typically awaken within a half hour of surgery.
Male Cat Neutering: Most cat neutering surgeries only take a minute or two. We make a tiny incision near the scrotum and remove the testicles. We don’t seal these small incisions, as they will heal quickly on their own. Using a reversible anesthetic shot allows your cat to be awake and on the move within 20 minutes.
Risks and Complications
The risks and complications of neutering are minimal, especially when performed on younger healthy pets. Common complications post-surgery include bleeding, infection, and inflammation of the incision site. These symptoms can be exacerbated by your pet being too active too soon after surgery or by chewing and licking at the surgical site. Keeping your pet calm and quiet for a few days—especially dogs—is important after neutering procedures.
Looking for Low-Cost High-Quality Pet Neutering in Derby KS?
Our caring and compassionate team at El Paso Animal Hospital in Derby, KS is pleased to offer affordable pet neuter and spay services for your furry friends. Schedule a consultation with our veterinarian in Derby to discuss your options for helping control the pet population today. Contact us at (316) 788-1000 to speak with a team member. We look forward to serving your pets spay and neuter needs with top-quality care.