Neutering is the term used to describe the removal of an animal’s reproductive organs: it is the process of surgically preventing an animal’s ability to reproduce. Neutering not only helps keep your pet safe from a number of different health problems, but it also helps reduce overpopulation, where sadly, thousands of pets across the nation are either abandoned or put to sleep as a result of there being insufficient homes or resources to care for them. It is best not to put off neutering to a later date, as the benefits associated with neutering will start to reduce. Please see below for specific recommendations, depending on whether you have a cat or a dog.
Neutering – Spay (Female)
Advantages of Spay:
- Reduce Population.
- Reduce the attraction of the male gender.
- Decrease mammary gland tumors
- Reduces chances of a cat going astray.
Neutering -Castration (Male)
This is performed under general Anesthesia. The testicles are exposed, ligated (tied off), and removed. There are typically a few sutures in a dog castration; the sutures are removed in 7-10 days with a limit on exercise. Veterinary Surgical Services in Muscat Oman.
Advantages of Castration:
- Decreases the likelihood of marking, and wandering for females.
- Decreases chances of testicular tumors.
- Decreases the chances of fighting and the cat going astray