Skilled Newark Spay and Neutering Services in Newark, DE

Whether you've just welcomed a pet into your home or your pet has been with you for years, you want to enjoy their company for as long as possible. One of the best ways to help your pet live longer alongside other benefits is by spaying or neutering. As such, it's crucial that you choose a veterinarian with the experience to help facilitate a smooth and stress-free procedure for your cat or dog. If you're ready to stop searching, New London Veterinary Center is here for you.

We're proud to offer spay and neutering services to Newark residents and those in its surrounding areas. One of the defining features of our practice is that we treat every pet who walks through our doors like family. You can rest assured that we'll show them compassion and kindness while respecting their personal boundaries. Call or visit us today to schedule your pet's next appointment and find out how our spay and neutering services are right for them!


What Are Spaying & Neutering?

Although many pet owners have heard of spaying and neutering, they may not understand what either procedure encompasses. That's why our knowledgeable veterinary team is here to give you the information you need to make informed and confident decisions in your pet's best interests. From answering any questions you have to breaking down each procedure, we'll help you in any way we can.

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that completely remove the ovaries and uterus of female pets or testicles of male pets. Both surgeries begin with a thorough wellness examination, where our veterinarian will determine if your cat or dog is healthy enough to proceed with the procedure. If your pet is given the green light, our team will begin by administering anesthesia. We'll then remove their ovaries, uterus, or testicles, close the area with sutures, and stay with them until they regain consciousness. You can expect to take your pet home the same day of their appointment as an outpatient procedure.

3 Benefits of Spaying & Neutering

There are various benefits to spaying and neutering that help make them ideal options for pets of all ages. When you meet with our team for the first time, we'll break down some of the benefits of either procedure. Some of the reasons that spaying and neutering may be right for your pet include:

  1. Improving life expectancy: One of the greatest benefits of spaying and neutering is that they can increase your pet's overall life expectancy. Spaying and neutering eliminates the chance of your pet developing testicular or ovarian cancer. Typically, dogs live an additional 1-3 years after the procedure. In comparison, cats can add 3-5 years to their lives.
  2. Reducing harmful behaviors: When you have a cat or dog that still has their reproductive organ intact, both species are known to have roaming urges. Roaming increases your pet's chance of contracting harmful diseases and getting hurt. For example, 85% of dogs hit by cars have their reproductive organ intact.
  3. Combating overpopulation: The capture, impoundment, and euthanasia of stray cats and dogs cost taxpayers and humanitarian organizations over a billion dollars annually. By having your pet spayed or neutered, you help prevent overpopulation and the suffering of countless animals.

Spay and Neutering FAQs

At New London Veterinary Center, we know how frustrating it can be to have questions about veterinary services that go unanswered. That's why our friendly and communicative veterinary team is here to answer any questions you may have. Some of the most frequently asked questions about spaying and neutering include:

What do I need to do for my pet following their procedure?

After your pet's procedure, we recommend keeping them in a quiet space away from activity for at least 5-10 days. It's crucial that your dog or cat gets rest and that the area around their surgical site has time to heal properly. If you must walk your dog, we recommend a short leash and keeping it to small sessions.

When your pet no longer has the urge to mate, they may be calmer and more content. As such, cats and dogs can end up being more affectionate after spaying or neutering rather than less.

Our office recommends spaying or neutering your pet earlier in their life to help reduce the chance of reproductive complications. Depending on your pet's overall condition, it can be safe to sterilize them as soon as 3-6 months of age.

Pet Spay & Neutering Services in Newark

We're passionate about helping your pet live a long and comfortable life at New London Veterinary Center. We proudly offer Newark spay and neutering services for dogs and cats. You can breathe easy knowing that we'll treat your pet with kindness and compassion during their appointment. Contact us today to schedule your pet's next appointment!



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