Dependable Spay and Neuter Services in Sarasota, FL

Whether you're concerned about your cat having unexpected litters or your dog developing cancer, spaying and neutering may be the best option for your pet. It's important that you trust a veterinary practice with the skills and knowledge to help your pet have as comfortable a procedure as possible. At Sarasota Veterinary Services, we're proud to leverage years of experience to offer you spaying and neutering services for cats and dogs.

We know that visiting the veterinarian can be a stressful experience for pets of all ages. That's why our veterinary team prides itself on creating a relaxing and comforting office environment. We also employ fear-free techniques before and after their procedure. Our veterinary team can't wait to meet you and help you take an important preventive step in your pet's life. Call us today to schedule your pet's next appointment and discover how our Sarasota spay and neuter services can benefit them!


How Spaying and Neutering Work

Although spaying and neutering are both procedures that sterilize pets, there are distinct differences between the two. For female cats and dogs, spaying refers to the complete removal of their uterus and ovaries. Neutering is the term used for the surgical removal of a male pet's testicles. Once the procedure is complete, a neutered pet can no longer impregnate a female. The term "fixing" is commonly used to refer to both veterinary procedures.

Are Spaying & Neutering Right for My Pet?

There are various biological and behavioral benefits to the procedures that are worth considering if you're uncertain whether your pet should be sterilized. Our staff is more than happy to outline some of the benefits for your pet's health and quality of life. Some of the advantages of our spay and neuter services may include:

  • Preventing Unwanted Litters: If a female cat or dog is fertile, they'll inevitably come into breeding season for several weeks up to twice a year. Every breeding season, they'll attract male cats or dogs, which can produce unexpected litters of babies. Giving birth can potentially pose health risks to your pet, and unexpected litters can leave you overwhelmed.
  • Managing Certain Behavioral Issues: By neutering your male cat or dog, you can reduce the chance of them roaming. In addition, neutering can reduce certain unwanted behaviors like leg-lifting and mounting.
  • Reducing Health Risks: Both spaying and neutering can help prevent or reduce the risk of various health complications in your pet. Unfixed females can develop a life-threatening infection of the uterus called pyometra or mammary tumors. In addition, unneutered males can develop testicular cancer or other problems.

Our Approach to Spaying & Neutering

When you bring in your pet for their initial appointment, we'll begin by conducting a detailed wellness exam to determine if they're healthy enough to undergo sterilization. Once your pet has been given the green light, our veterinary team will sit down with you and discuss their appointment details.

Both spaying and neutering are simple procedures, and you can expect to pick them up the same day you drop them off. When your pet's procedure is complete, the staff at our spaying and neutering clinic will provide detailed post-operation instructions that cover everything from how to clean your pet's incision site to how to manage their pain.

Spay & Neuter FAQs

At Sarasota Veterinary Services, we want you to make confident health decisions for your pet. If you have any questions about our Sarasota spay and neuter services, our team is here to answer them. Some frequently asked questions about our services include:

When's the right time to spay or neuter my pet?

Cats can normally be spayed or neutered around eight weeks old. However, we recommend that dogs have the procedure between 2-9 months old. Regardless of whether you own a cat or dog, it's best to have them seen by our team sooner rather than wait until later.

Our team recommends that you keep your pet home and avoid physical activity for the first few days after their surgery. We'll also provide instructions on spotting signs of potential complications, including inflammation or discharge. It's important to note that many pets experience a momentary loss of appetite after their procedure, which should improve over time.

Some cats and dogs will experience a decrease in their metabolism following spaying or neutering. However, with the proper diet and regular exercise, you help reduce the chance of your pet gaining weight after their surgery.

Your Sarasota Spaying and Neutering Clinic

At Sarasota Veterinary Services, we're proud to provide spaying and neutering services for cats and dogs. You can rest assured that your pet is in great hands with our team, as we employ various safety processes to help their procedure go smoothly. Contact us today to schedule your pet's next appointment and learn how our Sarasota spay and neuter services are ideal for them!