Fort Lauderdale Spay and Neuter Veterinarian - Coral Ridge Animal Hospital

Coral Ridge Animal Hospital offers professional spay and neuter services for your pet. Spaying and neutering are standard and affordable surgeries that save many thousands of unwanted animals from being born, only to be abused or neglected, and then euthanized in an animal shelter. Sterilized animals (those animals who have had their reproductive organs removed) receive many benefits: males will be less likely to fight or roam, they won’t get testicular cancer, and spaying also reduces prostate cancer occurrences. Female dogs will benefit from a great reduction of occurrences of mammary cancer, and it also eliminates the possibility of getting uterine cancer. Cases of feline leukemia and feline AIDS are greatly reduced.

Where Is There a Spay Neuter Vet Near Me?

If you’ve asked yourself “Where can I get my pet spayed or neutered near me?” and you live in the Fort Lauderdale area, then look no further – you’ve come to the right place! Coral Ridge Animal Hospital provides safe and affordable spay and neuter services in Fort Lauderdale.

The Surgery

Our patients first receive a pre-op injection for pain control, and also receives 5 days’ worth of pain medication to help with post-surgery pain. Your pet will have an IV catheter installed during the surgery, in case the need arises to provide emergency medication during the surgery. Our hospital uses the safest type of gas on the market, SEVO gas anesthesia. The stitches (or sutures) are placed well below the surface of the skin, so that they can’t be reached by pets, and they are fully absorbable, which means that you will not have to have a return visit for any suture removal.

When should you spay and neuter your pet?

The traditional time to perform this surgery on dogs is about 6 to 9 months of age. If puppies are healthy, they can be neutered at about 8 weeks. Older dogs can be spayed and neutered as well, but there is a higher risk of complications post-surgery, and there may be problems with overweight dogs, or dogs that have any health issues.

Kittens that have reached the age of 8 weeks can be spayed or neutered. It’s a good idea to sterilize your cat before they start spraying urine, or before they can become pregnant (about 5 months old). You can also spay your female cat while she is in heat.

How To Help Your Pet Both Pre-Surgery And Post-Surgery

Cats should usually not be given anything to eat after midnight on the night before the surgery. There are certain cases when the puppy or kitten is very young and must keep up nutrition, that the vet will tell you not to withhold food.

After the surgery, you should give your pet the medication that has been prescribed for them. Make sure that your pet has a quiet place to recuperate, and that they stay inside. Keep them away from other pets. Try to stop your pet from jumping and running for about 2 weeks post surgery. Don’t let your pet lick the incision site. Don’t bathe your pet for about 10 days post surgery. Finally, check the incision daily to make sure it is healing properly.

Has the time come to spay or neuter your pet? Give our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital a call to set up your appointment, or fill out our appointment request form now and a member of our staff will reach out to you to confirm the details.