Spay & Neuter

At the heart of responsible pet ownership lies the crucial decision to spay or neuter our beloved furry companions. South Side Animal Clinic in Rolla, MO, understands this fundamental responsibility and is committed to providing top-notch care for needy animals. With a dedicated team of experienced veterinarians, our clinic offers a comprehensive spay and neuter program to improve the health and well-being of pets while also addressing the issue of pet overpopulation. 

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Pet Population

Spaying and neutering, also known as sterilization, is crucial to responsible pet ownership and significantly prevents pet overpopulation. There are several advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. First, you can help control the pet population. Many dogs and cats without orders go without a home and are euthanized. These animals have a poor quality of life and a low likelihood of survival.

Positive Behavioral Changes

Spaying or neutering may lead to slight changes in behavior due to decreased hormone levels, which are usually positive. Pets who undergo the procedure tend to be more calm and focused. For example, male neutered dogs are less likely to mark territory by urinating. Also, female animals are less inclined to roam away from home.

Prevention of Health Issues

Spaying female pets reduces the risk of mammary (breast) cancer and eliminates the risk of uterine and ovarian cancers. The procedure is most effective when performed before the first heat cycle. In addition, neutering male pets decreases the risk of testicular cancer and may reduce the risk of certain prostate problems.

Spay and Neuter Surgery

Recovery from spay and neuter pet surgery is roughly ten to 14 days. During recovery, you should keep your pet calm and prevent it from jumping, as it could cause the incision to open. Always monitor your pet's behavior closely after the surgery. If their behavior is not normal, contact a vet from our team, so we can ensure everything is healing as it should. It's always better to err on caution after any surgery.

Contact South Side Animal Clinic for Spay & Neuter Support

We provide exceptional care for our fur patients at South Side Animal Clinic in Rolla, MO. Whether your pet needs a routine exam or spay and neuter, we support you. Contact our office at (573) 426-3647 to book an appointment with our veterinarian and learn more about spay and neutering surgery.