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These days it seems that everyone is telling you to spay or neuter your pet -- and Family Pet Hospital of Stone Oak would like to join that chorus. If you always assumed that sexual sterilization was only to prevent new litters of puppies or kittens from being born, you might be surprised to learn that it's also an essential aspect of preventative wellness care. Your veterinarian in San Antonio TX, Dr. Woolley or Dr. Stewart, can spay or neuter your pet with the utmost skill and care, helping to set the stage for a longer and happier life.
Why do we urge patients to spay and neuter in San Antonio? For one thing, as spread out as this city is, there's a limit to how many animals it can accommodate. In cities all over the U.S., unwanted dogs and cats must be given over to animal shelters, who often have no choice but to destroy them. If you love animals but can't manage a household full of them, then you'll want to do the humane thing for the animal community by preventing your pet from contributing to this overpopulation problem.
But pregnancy prevention is just one reason to spay or neuter your pet. Each of these surgeries involves the removal of the reproductive organs -- spay surgery involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus, while neuter surgery involves removal of the testes. These reproductive organs are a prime target for dangerous cancers, so by removing them from your pet's body, we remove a serious threat to your pet's life. We also eliminate the sources of sex hormones that contribute to other diseases, from breast cancer to prostate disease. At the same time, your pet will not experience the compulsions that cause aggressive behavior, midnight roaming, and other potential dangers.
Spay and neuter surgery is commonly performed, well-understood and very safe. Our animal hospital in San Antonio will take every measure to keep you informed on your pet's surgery while also ensuring the well-being of the patient. We can advise you about any pre-operative steps you need to take so your pet will be completely ready for the procedure. Your vet in San Antonio will monitor the general anesthesia with a practiced eye, performing the surgery skillfully and efficiently. You'll then be given all the information you need about post-operative care, from administering pain relievers to watching the incision site for any sign of infection or damage.
Spaying and neutering can be performed while your pet is still a puppy or kitten. If it's time for you to neuter or spay your pet, then it's time you contacted Family Pet Hospital of Stone Oak. Call (210) 495-2722 to schedule this important surgery with your vet in San Antonio!
Dr. Woolley has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.
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