dog and cat spay neuter in Crossville, TN

Spay and Neuter Surgery for Dogs and Cats in Crossville, TN

Spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats are very common procedures that can provide many health and behavioral benefits, in addition to reducing animal overpopulation. Spaying and neutering can also help to strengthen the bond between you and your pet. At Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, we perform spay and neuter surgeries with the utmost care for our patients’ comfort and safety, with tailored anesthesia and pain management protocols to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery.

To discuss your pet’s spay/neuter options, get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment!

How Does Spay and Neuter Surgery Benefit Your Pet?

Every pet is different, and we want to provide care that is tailored to their specific needs. We recommend having almost all pets spayed and neutered after an evaluation by our team. Spay and neuter surgery can have a very positive effect on your pet’s overall health, with benefits that include:

  • Reducing the risk of potentially life-threatening cancers (breast cancer, testicular cancer, etc.)
  • Preventing pyometra, a severe infection of the uterus
  • Preventing negative behaviors such as roaming, vocalizing, and urine spraying
  • A potentially longer life due to a reduced risk for reproductive disease
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Tips to Help Your Pet Recover from Their Spay/Neuter

When it’s time to take your dog or cat home post-surgery, our team will provide you with instructions for managing their recovery.

Below, we’ve included some general tips to help your pet heal properly:

•  Reduce strenuous activities such as running, jumping, or roughhousing for the first 7-10 days post-surgery.

•  Keep a close eye on your pet if you’re concerned about potential damage to their sutures.

•  Make sure your pet’s sutures remain clean and dry. Our team will let you know when your pet can swim or receive baths.

At Best Friends Veterinary Hospital, we understand scheduling any kind of surgical procedure can come with a lot of questions. Your pet’s safety and well-being are our highest priorities while they are in our care. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team is here to answer any questions you may have before or after your pet’s procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!