4 Steps to a Healthy Neuter
Neutering your dog is a great way to reduce behavior problems and can be done as puppies or adults. Neutering also has health benefits, such as reducing the risk of some cancers, prostate disease, and perianal fistulas in males. It’s important to find an experienced veterinarian who will answer your questions about neutering for both male and female dogs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 4 steps that you should take before getting your dog neutered so it goes smoothly!
Make sure your dog is healthy and up to date on all vaccinations.
-Vaccinations are incredibly important for your dog’s overall health. They help prevent communicable diseases and protect your dog from serious health problems. Dogs should receive a series of core vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and coronavirus. Depending on your dog’s lifestyle and environment (e.g., if they spend time outdoors), additional vaccines may be recommended. Vetco offers walk-in shot clinics, no appointment necessary, that are easy as well as the lowest cost in Albuquerque. You can get additional savings on our veterinary promotions page.
Take your dog to the Vet
– Pick an Albuquerque veterinarian who has experience neutering dogs of both genders, with proper sedation/anesthesia techniques for safe and comfortable surgery. Vetco has been a spay and neuter clinic for over 25 years. There is no clinic in Albuquerque with more experience in spay and neuters than Albuquerque Vetco.
Bring Your Dog Home
-Prepare an area at home that will be dog-friendly while recovering from anesthesia. A quiet, clean place with easy access to food and water is best. Dogs who are recovering from surgery should not be left unsupervised. Set up a bed in a quiet part of the house, or their kennel, where they can rest. If they are not in the same room as you, check on them frequently. We send all of our post-surgery dogs home with a home care guide of what to do and what to look out for.
– Keep an eye on your dog for any problems after the surgery. Bleeding, swelling, or infection may occur and can be treated if caught early. Limit strenuous activity and stimulation. Read our post-op checklist carefully and call Vetco immediately if you have any post-op concerns. Most dogs have few to no complications post-surgery, but all surgery has its risks and complications can occur.