Spay & Neuter Procedures
If you have no plans to breed your dog or cat, consider having him or her spayed or neutered. Spay & neuter procedures prevent pet pregnancies, alleviating you of the responsibility of caring for unwanted litters. At NEK Veterinary Services in Hiawatha, we perform safe and effective spay & neuter surgeries. Here are some of the many benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.
Spay & neuter procedures provide health benefits for your dog or cat by protecting him or her against certain health conditions. Neutering your male pet protects him against testicular and prostate cancer. Spaying your female pet before her first heat reduces her risk of getting life-threatening uterine cancers and infections. Improved health can help your pet live a longer life, so you can enjoy his or her loving companionship for years to come.
Reduced Animal Population
Many communities face a problem with overpopulation of dogs and cats. Their animal shelters are overflowing with unwanted animals which are eventually euthanized if they’re not adopted after some time. By doing your part to spay or neuter your pet, you can help reduce the population of stray dogs and cats in your community, which can help save the lives of these animals. It also reduces the number of strays on the streets which have to fend for themselves. Talk to your Hiawatha veterinarian about spaying or neutering your pet.
Pets that are spayed or neutered have fewer problems with aggression, incessant barking, or wandering off and getting lost. You may even find that your pet is more attentive and affectionate due to having less desire to mate.
When and Where to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
At NEK Veterinary Services, we have ample experience in performing successful spay & neuter procedures. Before scheduling a surgery, your Hiawatha veterinarian will examine your pet to ensure he or she is in good health. We’ll explain what’s involved in the surgery and answer any questions you may have.
As these surgeries involve the use of anesthesia, your pet will be well monitored throughout the procedure to ensure there’s no danger to his or her health. Most pets can go home the same day after the surgery. We’ll leave you with full instructions for your pet's post-op care. Your Hiawatha vet can help you determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet.
Come to NEK Veterinary Services to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
If you don’t want to breed your pet or care for unwanted litters, spay & neuter procedures offer a practical means of preventing unwanted pregnancies. To schedule a spay/neuter surgery for your kit or pooch, contact NEK Veterinary Services in Hiawatha at 785-742-2147 at your earliest convenience.