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Spay & Neuter
Our veterinarian staff at Trumbull Animal Hospital in Trumbull, CT performs hundreds of spay and neuter procedures every year, and we're happy to support organizations like the ASPCA and PETA who recommend it for all cats and dogs.
During a spay or neuter procedure, your pet is put under general anesthesia, and its reproductive organs (ovaries/uterus or testes) are removed through a few small incisions. This is done so that your pet won't be able to make offspring. Spays are performed on female cats and dogs, while neuters are performed on male cats and dogs.
Animals who have been spayed or neutered often live longer, have a lower risk of certain types of cancer, won't go into heat (females), and may be less likely to exhibit common behaviors like aggression, territorial marking, and roaming.
But there are benefits to you and the community, too!
Our team at Trumbull Animal Hospital will give you thorough instructions prior to surgery day on how to prepare your pet (e.g., don't feed him or her any food within 12 hours of the surgery). After the surgery, it's normal for your pet to be a little groggy as the sedation wears off. Keep your pet relaxed, comfortable, and doing low activity for a few days. Be sure not to let the animal lick or scratch the healing incision, as this could cause infection or bleeding.
If you have any questions or concerns, we ask that you call us right away—we're happy to answer all your questions.
Contact Trumbull Animal Hospital now at (203) 268-6231 to schedule an appointment.