Pet Spay & Neuter
Having your pet spayed or neutered can play a significant role in keeping them healthy. Here in Sunrise, we care about our patients like they are our very own, and we want them to live the longest, happiest lives that they can. It’s our responsibility to keep pet owners informed of their options, and to let them know what’s best for their pets’ well-being.
Before we recommend spaying and neutering for our patients, we do need to assess their health history, breed, lifestyle, and other factors. Our dedicated professionals will be more than happy to discuss every step of the process to keep you informed and help you make the best decision regarding your pet’s welfare.
It is normal to have questions regarding spaying and neutering your pet. It is important to consider the appropriate age as well as the expected benefits of the procedure. We pride ourselves on having veterinarians and staff that understand the unique needs of every animal, and are able to develop a plan that can meet the needs of your pet.
Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Pets
Pet spay and neuter surgeries can benefit our pets in various ways, and reduce or eliminate the following conditions:
- Unwanted pregnancies
- Uterine infections
- Breast tumors
- Behavioral concerns
- Estrus (heat)
- Roaming tendencies
- Aggressive behavior
- Roaming tendencies
- Testicular tumors
- Prostate enlargement
- Spraying/urinating in the house
- Mounting objects, people, or animals
What to Expect
The common age at which pets are spayed or neutered is 6 months, but this can vary depending on your pet’s size, breed and overall health. While we can perform this surgery on older pets, animals tend to recover more quickly and with fewer complications when they are younger. Prior to surgery, all pets will undergo a thorough physical exam and routine preoperative diagnostics to ensure that surgery will be as safe as possible for them.
Just as with any other surgical procedure, your pet will need to fast for about 12 hours before surgery. They will receive a sedative and/or pain medication before their procedure, and will be monitored closely from start to finish by our veterinary staff. We continue to monitor your pet postoperatively and will contact you with a time for them to go home. We’ll discuss home care instructions at pick-up time, and we encourage you to call us in the following days at (954) 748-2002 if you have questions or concerns during your pet’s recovery.