Aftercare and Side Effects of Spay and Neutering

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Aftercare and Side Effects of Spay and Neutering

The decision to spay or neuter your pet can be quite nerve-wracking. Even though procedurally it is supposed to be quite simple and straightforward, many Mississauga animal hospital visitors find that spaying or neutering their pet can be an emotional and stressful decision to make. According to vets in Mississauga, although pet parents seem to be unsure and nervous about it, spaying or neutering is worth it. Before examining the benefits of spaying and neutering, many pet parents are confused between the two processes and are quite unsure of what to expect in either of them
Spaying and Neutering – what they mean
The term spaying implies the removal of a female dog’s reproductive organs. The term neutering implies to a similar process for a male, although neutering can be used for both genders informally.

The actual surgery
Now that you have decided to get your pet neutered or spayed, you may be left wondering what to expect on the day of surgery. Many emergency vets in Mississauga encounter pet parents getting paranoid on the day of surgery due to lack of knowledge about the operational procedures.

Here is how the process goes. First off, you need to drop your pet off at your local pet hospital in Mississauga. The procedure lasts for a few hours and your pet will be with you within a few hours. Post-procedural symptoms include grogginess and discomfort partly due to anesthesia which lasts for about a few hours. Most dogs act normally after a while. Your vet takes anesthesia monitoring very seriously. They will ensure that your dog’s heart and respiratory systems are functioning correctly all through the procedure. Your pet will be monitored for any health issues for a long time before handing them over to you after surgery.

Benefits of surgery

Population control

Neutering and spaying your dog prevents your pet from contributing to uncontrolled animal population.

Health benefits

According to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the surgery can safeguard your pet against certain kinds of reproductive cancers, reduce male dog’s urge to escape his leash to find a mate and even help in some behavioural issues.
The knowledge of what your pet is going through can help to care for your pet appropriately. While there may be some inherent risks associated with spaying or neutering especially when they are administered anesthesia, it is generally better to have a frank and detailed discussion with your vet to make sure that your pet gets all the due care and attendance in the pre and postoperative stages. Choose a reliable and trustworthy clinic like Truscott Animal Hospital so that you can have all your questions answered by their qualified and trustworthy veterinarians and have a stress free procedure performed on your pooch.

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Bill Coppens June 2022

Dr M and his staff are professional all the way, very helpful and friendly. I do recommend this clinic to people I know that have recently got a pet even people I don't know who I run into while out with Mags.

Roxana C June 2022

I brought my dog Diego in for a checkup due to a limping on his right leg. Dr M was absolutely amazing! My dog is anxious by nature and he was very calm and relaxed the whole time! Thank you Dr. M for the amazing attention! Both Diego and I appreciate it! We will see you soon. Highly recommend this clinic, great staff and service!

Amanda Herbst June 2022

Amazing staff, super friendly service and you can tell how much they love animals. I went in a bit of a panic with my cat because he had gotten into something he shouldn't have, and was feeling very sick. Both the receptionist and the vet were so comforting and helped me come out of panic mode. They didn't push me into doing any unnecessary testing (like so many vets do) and just gave him what he needed and nothing else. After just a few hours, he was right back to his happy normal self!
I'm switching all my fur babies over to this vet from now on even though it's a bit farther from my house. Prices were very reasonable and fair. But the service is what has me coming back there. 10/10 would definitely recommend! Thank you Truscott Animal Hospital!

Zainab H June 2022

Thank you for the accuracy of the examination and follow-up by the doctors and the team. I recommend this clinic for its cleanliness, availability of food and medicine, in addition to its credibility and adequate explanation of pet’s health condition.

John Iskander June 2022

All three vets are amazing. They call you themselves to discuss anything they feel needs to be done, they offer multiple solutions and are very accommodating as far as cost! I love that the vets call as I can ask any questions and discuss all options with them rather than having to go back and forth.

samuel sanderson June 2022

I took in my dog Brax today he was suffering with a severe case of kennel cough.The vet was so good and prescribed the right meds and Brax is allready feeling great after only 4 hours.this Vet has great knowledge.

Zeera Duvall May 2022

Have been going to Truscott Animal Hospital for a few years now and can't say anything negative about them. They treat your fur babies as their own. Thank you for your services.

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Teresa Knight May 2022

I have been to this veterinary clinic since March 2020 and am so grateful for the care my previous cat and my rescue dog receive. Kally went in for an annual checkup and had to have an echogram. Dr. M. explained the procedure, called me with results and provided me full instructions regarding her new meds. I particularly like how Dr. M. is so patient and teaches young people working in the clinic. Great opportunity for them to be working with such a animal loving kind person.

Sel Baig May 2022

I started coming to Truscott in 2020 after moving back to Mississauga. Having dogs and working with many different vets over the last decade this is honestly the BEST vet around. From the staff to the vets, you feel welcomed and that your pet is in the best hands. If I could rate any higher I would.