Animal Clinic Neuter Services
Be sure to call about our low-cost neuter services, professionally conducted in our East Tennessee Smoky Mountains Spay, Neuter, Vaccination Clinic.
When your male pet arrives his physical condition will be checked by our veterinarian before surgery. The pet is weighed to calculate the proper amount of drugs needed for the procedure and then sedated. After he is asleep, he will be shaved and prepped for surgery. He will also receive an injectable antibiotic and pain medication and any requested vaccinations. Dogs will have their nails trimmed at this time.
Neutering is a common term for castration, and it is the surgical removal of the testicles. Pets that have one or both undescended testicles may require more extensive surgery to remove the testicles from inside the abdomen.
After surgery your pet will be returned to a holding cage and monitored while he wakes up. Once your pet is fully awake our vet will reexamine his vital signs and surgical site to make sure he is ready to go home.
Once you pick up your pet you should keep him in a quiet and temperature controlled environment away from other pets. Offer half of his normal food ration and water. The next day normal feeding can be resumed.
It takes about a week for your pet to heal. During this time try to limit running, aggressive playing, and jumping as this can reopen the surgical site. Dogs should be walked on a leash and not allowed to run or roam. Also watch for excessive licking. If your pet is fixated on cleaning the surgical site an e-collar may be needed to prevent injury. Wait at least 7 days after surgery before bathing your pet.