The Spay and Neuter procedure is an important one that protects pets from unnecessary reproduction and certain health risks. If you have a cat that has not yet been spayed or neutered, contact Nashville Cat Clinic in Nashville to have our veterinarian alter your feline. Here is what you can expect when you bring your pet to our cat clinic for this procedure.
Why Spaying or Neutering Is So Important
If you do not spay or neuter your cat, there is always the possibility of having unwanted kittens as a result. If you have a female cat, spaying her will ensure she does not become pregnant. Neutering a male cat ensures that he will not cause a female cat he comes into contact with to reproduce. In addition, altering a cat has other benefits. Spaying or neutering will eliminate the potential for some reproductive cancers. Cats that are spayed or neutered may also cease performing certain behaviors such as yowling, aggression, trying to get out of the home, and marking territory.
What Steps to Take to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
The first step in getting your cat spayed or neutered is to make an appointment with our veterinarian for a full medical evaluation. During this assessment, our practitioner will check your cat in detail for any health problems. If one is found, our vet will discuss treatment options with you. If your cat is healthy enough for surgery, a subsequent appointment will be made for the procedure. Your pet will need to be up-to-date on all vaccinations before surgery can be conducted.
What Happens before and after the Procedure
Our veterinarian will let you know when to stop providing your cat with food or water in the hours before its surgery. This is necessary, as general anesthesia is used for the surgery. There is a risk of aspiration if food or water is ingested too closely to the surgery time. Anesthesia is administered and our vet will perform a surgical procedure to remove reproductive organs from your pet. Afterward, your cat is monitored by our staff in the hours after their surgery.
When your cat is deemed healthy enough to leave our facility, you will be alerted so you can pick it up to bring home. At home, monitor your pet's behavior closely. It may not want to eat or drink right away. If this continues for days, or if you notice discharge or bleeding at your cat's incision site, contact our vet for an assessment.
Contact Nashville Cat Clinic in Nashville to make an appointment with our veterinarian for feline spaying or neutering. Call our office at (615) 631-1844 for more information about our services or to inquire about scheduling availability.