Tolo Veterinary Clinic

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Spay & Neuter

Spaying and neutering help pets live long, healthy lives. 

Having pets sterilized while they’re young reduces their likelihood of developing certain infections and cancers. Plus, it combats overpopulation which, sadly, leads to the euthanasia of pets who cannot be placed in good homes.

Other common issues that spaying and neutering help prevent include:

  • Expensive and potentially life-threatening uterine infections called pyometras. Luckily, they’re 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.
  • Cancerous mammary tumors that can spread to other parts of the body. If you spay your female pet prior to her first heat cycle, you’ll significantly reduce the likelihood that she will develop tumors.
  • Testicular cancer and infections that can lead to malignant or benign swelling of the prostate.
  • Unwanted behavioral problems such as aggression, territorial marking, and roaming.

What happens when a pet is spayed or neutered?

Pets are placed under general anesthesia to perform spay and neuter procedures.  They are also given pain injections and fluids to maintain hydration.

Both procedures are performed through small incisions used to remove certain reproductive organs. The incision is internally closed with sutures and then the patient rests in a recovery ward until they are ready to go back home with you!