Spay & Neuter Services in Tampa
As a pet owner, you want to be sure that your cat or dog receives quality care to protect their health in all aspects. Coastal Animal Clinic Tampa offers spay and neutering surgery for dogs and cats to help them stay healthy and well. Our experienced team of veterinarians will provide safe and effective surgery to promote their well-being.
We can provide spay and neutering for both cats and dogs regardless of breed. Our staff strives to create a positive and relaxed environment so that your pet feels well cared for at all stages of treatment. If you are looking for a reliable animal clinic to perform spaying or neutering, or you have questions about the treatment, our team is happy to talk to you. Reach out to our compassionate vets to schedule your visit today!
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Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?
You've likely heard people advocate for spaying or neutering pets to help control the overpopulation of pets, but this isn't the only reason to consider it. Your pet's reproductive health plays an important part in their overall well-being. Taking steps to spay or neuter your dog or cat dramatically reduces their risk of certain cancers, which could add years to their life. It also decreases the effect of hormones and can help curb certain behavioral issues.
Spaying or neutering offers such benefits as:
- Decreasing male aggression
- Reducing the urge for pets to wander
- Eliminating heat cycles, bleeding, and calling for a mate
- Reducing or eliminating marking and spraying behaviors
- Combatting pet overpopulation
- Decreasing the risk of tumors and cancers
- Reducing the risk of ovarian, uterine, testicular, and prostate cancers
Our goal at Coastal Animal Clinic Tampa is to provide safe, quality treatment for your pet in every service we perform. We take great care in providing spay and neutering services in Tampa for both dogs and cats.
Our Spay & Neuter Services
Before scheduling the surgery, our vets will closely examine your pet, including pre surgical bloodwork, to understand their health and whether they are able to undergo surgery. If we find any health issues that may prevent surgery, we will discuss them with you and explain the available treatment options so you can make the best choice for your pet. Once your pet has been cleared for surgery, we can schedule a spay or neuter appointment.
Your pet will be fully anesthetized during the entire procedure to keep them safe and comfortable. Our technicians provide high-quality monitoring to gauge their well-being throughout the procedure. We combine experience with modern techniques to guard your pet's well-being and promote healthy and successful results.
The length of the procedure will depend on the gender and size of your pet. Neutering for males takes an average of 15-30 minutes to complete. Spaying for females, which is more complex and invasive, takes 30-60 minutes on average. In most cases, you should be able to bring your pet home the same day so they can rest and recover in the comfort of home.
Caring for Your Pet After Surgery
Your pet will require a certain level of care and attention from you after their treatment to ensure they recover quickly and well. They may experience some discomfort after the surgery as they heal. Our team will offer advice on how to help them stay comfortable and may prescribe pain medication as needed.
Other tips that will help your pet recover after spaying or neutering include:
- Prepare a quiet resting place for your pet away from other animals in your home so they can relax fully.
- Check the surgery site daily and call us if you see any redness, swelling, or sign of infection.
- Keep your pet from licking or biting at the incision site. This may require regular monitoring or the use of an inflatable collar or cone.
- Keep your pet from running, jumping, or doing other strenuous activities for the next few days.
- Avoid bathing your pet for at least ten days after surgery to avoid irritation or harm to the surgical site.
If you have any questions about your pet's recovery or notice any signs of a health or behavioral concern, don't hesitate to call our office. We'll do whatever we can to provide the support and care you need to help your pet recover safely and comfortably.
Spay & Neuter FAQs
It's common for patients to have questions about spaying and neutering, and we're happy to provide any information you need to promote your pet's health. Here are some of the questions we receive:
There is no official age limit for when your pet can be spayed or neutered, but it's generally best to do so when they are young. This significantly reduces certain health risks and makes recovery easier. The typically recommended age is 6-8 weeks for cats, depending on their weight, and 4-6 months for dogs. We advise that females be spayed before their first heat cycle.
While there are risks with any surgery, spaying or neutering is a common surgical procedure with a high success rate, and complications are rare. Our practice performs countless spaying and neutering procedures every year and does all we can to make treatment safe for your pet. We also carefully examine them and conduct bloodwork beforehand so we can minimize any risks and make sure your pet is healthy enough to receive treatment.
While we discourage pet owners from seeking to breed their pets at home outside of licensed breeding, we know there can be many reasons for a pet to fall pregnant. Even if your dog or cat is pregnant or has given birth, there are still health benefits to spaying your pet. We recommend waiting until after the puppies or kittens are eating solid food and the mother has stopped lactating completely. At this point, our vets can perform an examination and determine if your pet is in good health for spaying.
Experienced Spay & Neutering in Tampa
When it comes to your pet's health, you need to know that your pet is in hands you can trust. Our vets at Coastal Animal Clinic Tampa are committed to providing quality care in a relaxed environment for all your pet's needs. If you are looking for a reliable clinic in Tampa for spay and neutering surgery for dogs and cats, our team is here for you. Contact our office to talk to our vets today!
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