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Paws to Claws Veterinary Care Spay and Neuter in Magnolia TX
At Paws to Claws Veterinary Care, we provide spay and neuter services for all animals, not just cats, and dogs. Learn what to expect when you bring in your pet for a spay or neuter appointment with our veterinarian in Magnolia TX.
Pre-Surgical Pet Care Magnolia TX
Before we spay your female bunny or neuter your male dog, we want to make sure your pet is healthy. Pre-surgical care includes a basic examination and blood work. Our Magnolia TX veterinarian will review the blood work to make sure there are no liver problems, kidney problems, or underlying health issues.
During the pre-surgical exam, you can ask any questions about the procedure, the aftercare, and how to keep your pet healthy after spay or neuter surgery. For instance, dogs and cats tend to gain weight after being fixed because they need fewer calories. By lowering the amount you feed these pets, you can help them maintain a healthy weight after being fixed.
While there are general guidelines for when to spay or neuter every animal, our Magnolia TX veterinarian will always evaluate your pet and make personalized recommendations as to when the time is right.
We recommend you spay/neuter cats between 2 and 5 months and dogs between 6 to 9 months. Rabbits and guinea pigs can be neutered or spayed at 4 months. We can spay or neuter reptiles on a case by case basis, so set up a consultation if that's something you are interested in. We generally do not spay or neuter birds, but are happy to talk with our bird owners about ways to discourage breeding behavior.
What to Expect With Spay and Neuter
Typically, you'll drop your pet off in the morning, then pick them up after the surgery. In a spay surgery, the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes are removed. The testicles are removed in a neuter surgery. These procedures render your animals unable to reproduce. Spay and neuter surgeries are safe and routine, and our veterinarian in Magnolia TX has performed these procedures on countless pets including dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits.
Post-Surgical Pet Care
When your pet comes home from our Magnolia TX animal hospital, it's important that you keep them separate from other family pets while they recover. We may send you home with an e-collar that keeps your pet from licking their incision site, as this can cause complications in recovery. Keep your pet stable after the surgery and watch the incision site for signs of infection -- redness, swelling, or discharge -- and contact us if anything looks unusual.
Call our Magnolia Veterinarian Today
Are you ready to reserve spay or neuter pet surgery Magnolia TX? Dial (281) 356-2384 to reach our Magnolia TX animal hospital and reserve your pet's appointment, then take pride in the fact that you are being a responsible pet owner by spaying or neutering your pet.