February is Spay & Neutering Awareness Month

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February is the month of LOVE and one important way to show love for your pet, is to ensure that they are neutered.

 

Our vet nurse Caitriona Higgins gives her top reasons to Spay & Neuter:

  • It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanise some of these animals.
  • Neutering your cat and dog will increase their chance of a longer and healthier life. It can help to increase your canine chums life on average 1 to 3 years and your feline friend, 3 to 5 years.
  • Neutered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumours/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumours, pyometra and utterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.
  • Neutering your cat and dog makes him or her a better pet, reducing his or her urge to roam and decreases the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam.

 

Spaying/Neutering is a day procedure so your pet will go home on the same day!

On the day of your pets surgery:

 

  • Your pet will be admitted into hospital in the morning, fasting, and will spend the day with us, going home that same evening.
  • Modern anaesthetics and pain relief medication ensure minimal risk and discomfort for your pet.
  • Your pet may have stitches and which will be removed 10 days after surgery.
  • Your pet may also wear a buster collar to stop him or her licking at the stitches.
  • Your pet will make a surprisingly speedy recovery.

 

Call us on 01 6237044 if you would like to book your pet in with us or if you have any questions about the procedure.

 

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