To ensure that your pet enjoys a long, healthy life, the veterinarians at River Run Animal Hospital strongly suggest that you spay or neuter your pet at a young age. Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the best ways that you can prevent certain types of cancer, infections, and other diseases. With our team of highly experienced and thoroughly trained veterinary professionals at your side, you can be sure that your pet is in good hands. Choose River Run Animal Hospital for your pet’s good health!
Schedule your pet’s spay or neuter appointment today! Call our team at (804) 589-5394 or contact us online to get started.
The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Spaying or neutering your pet gives them a major boost in the outlook for their long term health. In addition, “fixing” your pet helps the community around you as well. Some of the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet includes alleviation of behavioral issues, like aggression, roaming, or spraying. It also helps to repress pet’s natural instinct to seek out a mate. Spaying or neutering your pet also helps to ensure that your pets do not experience any surprise pregnancies, which is important in helping to reduce the population of homeless pets and animals taken to shelters. Lastly, fixing your pet is a great way to help your pet avoid certain types of cancer, infections, and diseases that can affect the reproductive organs.
In most cases, we recommend that you get your pet spayed or neutered at a young age. For example, puppies are typically fixed between six and nine months old, while kittens can be fixed as young as two months old. If you have an intact older pet, it is still possible to get them spayed or neutered! Just speak with our experienced veterinarians and we will put together an appropriate plan for your pet.
The benefits of spaying or neutering your pet include:
- Reduction of unwanted behaviors
- Decreased chance of certain diseases
- Calmer pets
- Less aggressive behaviors
- No unwanted pregnancies
The spay or neuter surgery involves removing your pet’s reproductive organs — that’s the uterus and ovaries for your female pets or testicles for your male pets. Depending on your pet’s particular needs, our team of veterinarians will provide instructions for post-surgical care, including which activities you and your pet should avoid. If you have any questions about your pet’s spay or neuter surgery, please don’t hesitate to ask us! We want you and your pet to feel completely comfortable with the procedure before we get started.
When your pet needs top quality spay or neuter services, look no further than River Run Animal Hospital. We offer the best quality veterinary care in Powhatan. With our team of experienced veterinarians by your side, your pet will enjoy a long life of good health!
For more information about spaying or neutering your pet, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call (804) 589-5394 or contact us online.
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Dr. Parker was amazing: kind, reassuring, and informative. As it turned out, Rocky had a cough which was a relief. Because of our experience this morning we have decided to switch vets.-Lois M.
New to Powhatan and had not yet found a vet but River Run came highly recommended. They were able to get us in same day. They were thorough, compassionate and gentle with our Hallie.-Julie B.
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