Spay & Neuter

Cat Spaying & Dog Neutering in Fresno, CA

Unless you’re planning on raising a litter of cats or dogs, it’s best to have house pets spayed or neutered when they reach the appropriate age. Sunnyside Pet Hospital will advise you on the right age to have your pet altered, and we’re happy to answer any questions having to do with the procedure, what to expect and how to care for your pet afterwards. Cat spaying and dog neutering is a routine procedure and one we’re well-equipped to perform at our facilities in Fresno, CA.

Why Spay/Neuter Your Pet?

Spay and neuter is a good way to protect your pet from themselves! Unfortunately, many unplanned litters end up in shelters and foster homes—or worse, outdoors—because pet owners simply can’t take care of them. Dog spaying and cat neutering prevents this problem from occurring.

Aside from the obvious, altering your pet can actually help with temperament problems. Often, aggressive or territorial animals tend to calm down after spay or neuter—they may stop spraying and marking, or stop hissing and barking at other pets in the house.

Finally, altering your pet is proven to reduce the risk of certain cancers and reproductive diseases. It’s a proactive way to protect your pet against the unexpected.

What to Expect After the Procedure

After cat spaying or dog neutering, your pet is going to need help with their recovery—after all, it is a surgical procedure! We’ll provide you with post-op instructions, as well as any medication or equipment you need to care for your animal.

We recommend monitoring your pet closely 24-48 hours after surgery, to make sure they’re leaving the incision site alone and that they’re behaving normally. We also recommend monitoring their food and water intake, and making sure they void appropriately. We’re always available to answer questions and are on-call to make sure your pet receives the proper attention should anything of concern happen during their recovery.

Schedule a Spay/Neuter Appointment

Ready to schedule dog spaying or cat neutering, vaccinations, or flea and tick control? Contact us at Sunnyside Pet Hospital today at (559) 251-2463 to book the procedure and to speak with one of our vets about what to expect and to answer any questions you may have. We’ll make sure you feel confident and informed when it comes to altering your beloved pet.