Skilled Newberry Spay & Neuter Services

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When you own a dog or a cat, you want them to live a long and comfortable life. Spaying and neutering can help you accomplish both goals. It's crucial that you trust a veterinary practice with the knowledge and skills to ensure that you and your pet have a smooth and stress-free experience. At AVC – Animal Vet Clinic, we're proud to provide dependable spay and neuter services to Newberry and its surrounding areas.

One of the hallmarks of our office is that we strive to help your pet feel relaxed and comfortable when they walk through our doors. From employing fear-free handling techniques to respecting their personal space, you can rest assured that our veterinary team takes how your pet feels seriously. Call or visit us today to schedule your pet's next appointment and give them the Newberry spay and neuter care they need!


5 Benefits of Spaying & Neutering

Having your pet undergo any surgical procedure can be an uncertain experience and leave you with more questions than answers. That's why our friendly and communicative veterinary team is here to break down what spaying and neutering entail and their various benefits. Some of the benefits of our Newberry neuter and spay services for dogs and cats include:

  1. Reducing the chances of your pet developing testicular or ovarian cancer
  2. Decreasing the frequency of urinary tract infections
  3. Eliminating heat cycles in female cats and dogs
  4. Avoiding spraying and marking territory
  5. Lowering the chance of unwanted litters

Our Skilled & Compassionate Approach

When you bring your pet in for their initial appointment, our veterinarian will begin by conducting a thorough wellness exam. An exam can help us better understand if the procedure is right for your pet and if they're healthy enough to undergo it. For example, if your cat or dog is over the age of five, we'll take bloodwork on top of conducting an exam.

The two sterilization procedures we offer include:

  • Neutering: Also called castration, neutering is the process of surgically removing your male cat or dog's testicles. As an outpatient procedure, it's straightforward, and you can expect to take your pet home the same day as their appointment. We've spent years improving our cat and dog neuter services to make the overall procedure as efficient as possible.
  • Spaying: Cat and dog spaying is the process of removing your female pet's uterus and ovaries. Although it's a more involved procedure than neutering, it can take less than 90 minutes to complete. Your pet will more than likely be able to go home after a short recovery period in our office.

Spay & Neuter FAQs

It's normal to have various questions about our Newberry spay and neuter services. That's why our team is here to answer your questions and give you the information you need to make confident decisions on behalf of your pet. Some of the most frequently asked questions about spay and neuter services include:

What is the process for dropping off my pet?

Regardless of whether your pet is getting spayed or neutered, the drop-off process is the same. We'll have you bring your pet in the morning of their appointment. Once your pet's surgery is completed and they've had time to heal, our office will contact you to let you know it's done and that you can come pick them up.

When you come to pick your pet up after their procedure, we'll provide you with a detailed list of post-operative care instructions. For example, we recommend that you limit their physical activity in the days following their procedure, as too much movement can open their sutures. We may also prescribe your pet pain medication to help them manage their discomfort so that it doesn't get in the way of eating and sleeping.

Although it's normal for pets that undergo spaying or neutering to experience a decrease in their metabolism, it's ultimately about what they're eating and how much physical activity they get. With a structured diet and regular exercise, your pet is unlikely to become overweight.

In the majority of cases, the earlier you get your pet spayed or neutered, the better. We recommend that cats and dogs undergo the procedure around six months of age. However, this can vary depending on factors like if they have underlying health conditions.

Pet Spaying & Neutering in Newberry

At AVC – Animal Vet Clinic, we're passionate about helping your pet live a long and comfortable life. We accomplish both goals by providing skilled Newberry spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. No matter what age your pet may be, it's never too late to improve their quality of life. Call us today to schedule your pet's next appointment with our friendly veterinary team!



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