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At Park Hills Animal Hospital, we want every dog and cat to enjoy long, healthy lives with their loving families. That's why we put so much emphasis on comprehensive preventative care, from regular wellness exams to routine sterilization procedures. Spaying and neutering your pets is an important part of protecting them and preventing future risks. In addition to a lifetime of veterinary care, each veterinarian in Park Hills recommends spay or neuter surgery for their patients.
Spay and neuter surgery is a common procedure at our animal hospital in Park Hills. This outpatient surgery has minimal recovery time and low risks for patients, especially if you get your puppy or kitten "fixed" while they're still young. Because we want you to be informed and prepared for your pet's surgery, we're happy to answer any questions you have about the surgery.
Before the procedure, your pet will get a wellness exam and instructions for pre-op feeding and care. On the day of the surgery, our Park Hills veterinarian team will keep your pet comfortable and monitor their vital signs closely as we sedate them for surgery with general anesthesia. The surgery itself is simply the removal of the reproductive organs. If your male pet is getting neutered, your Park Hills veterinarian will remove the testicles. If you have a female cat or dog, she will be spayed, which includes the removal of her ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tube.
We use innovative, minimally invasive tools to make precise incisions and reduce your pet's recovery needs and complication risks. Your pet will feel no pain during the surgery, and your veterinarian will most likely send you home with pain medications to reduce inflammation and keep your pet comfortable at home.
Your Park Hills veterinarian wants the best possible odds for every pet. From disease prevention to behavior management, the benefits of spay and neuter surgery will improve your pet's life and give you a better shot at a happy relationship.
Reduce disease risks – Spaying or neutering drastically reduces the risks of some cancers, as well as infections and illnesses that affect the reproductive system
Improve behavior – Without reproductive organs and hormones, your pets are less likely to mark their territory, get in fights, wander, yowl, and act aggressively
Reduce escape risks – Another behavioral benefit? Your spayed and neutered pets won't have the urge to seek mates or defend their territory, so they're less likely to make a run for it and get lost
Prevent overpopulation – Unwanted litters come with unwanted expenses, and they also contribute to a deadly problem for local pets: pet overpopulation
Is your dog or cat still intact? Dr. Collett and Dr. Buckley are available for spay and neuter surgery. Call Park Hills Animal Hospital today at 859-581-5200 to schedule an appointment with an experienced Park Hills veterinarian.