We Perform Spay and Neuter and Other Surgeries in Butler, PA

We routinely perform pet surgeries for the treatment and/or prevention of various health problems and an improved quality of life. Placing your companion’s care into our hands, especially for surgery, is a big step! You can be assured that our veterinary team will take every measure to keep your loved one safe and pain-free at every stage of the procedure. Along with spay and neuter surgeries, which we do on a regular basis, our team can also perform a variety of other soft tissue procedures such as lumpectomies, eye surgeries, foreign body removals, and more.

To consult with your veterinarian about surgery, contact us at (724) 789-7000 or schedule an appointment today!

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Why Do We Recommend Spay and Neuter Surgeries?

While the primary goal of spaying and neutering dogs and cats is to prevent unwanted pregnancies, there are also other potential benefits to these surgeries, including:

  • Complete elimination of the female heat cycle
  • Prevention of certain reproductive cancers such as ovarian and uterine cancer in females, and testicular cancer in males
  • A reduced risk for mammary tumors in females and males
  • A reduced risk for an enlarged prostate in males
  • The prevention or at least reduction of hormone-driven behaviors such as mounting, vocalizing, urine spraying, roaming, and aggressiveness

When Should Pets be Spayed and Neutered?

For most pets (cats, small dogs, and medium-sized dogs), we recommend scheduling the spay or neuter procedure when they are 5-6 months old. For females, this should be before their first heat cycle. For giant breeds like Great Danes and Mastiffs, it’s best to wait until the dog is at least a year old before spaying or neutering. Breeds of this size rely on their sex hormones to finish growing properly.

Typically, at your pet’s last initial puppy/kitten visit before their spay or neuter, we will also perform blood work to evaluate organ function and screen for disease. We require lab work before every surgery to ensure our patients’ safety.

Schedule your pet's spay or neuter surgery today. Give us a call or use our online form.

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Will My Pet be in Pain After Surgery?

At Animal Clinic of Butler, we take several precautions to reduce your pet’s risks during surgery. In addition to pre-anesthetic lab work, we create a customized anesthesia protocol based on their health history, age, and size. We use advanced monitoring equipment during the procedure and administer aggressive pain control so your pet can recover as comfortably as possible in the following weeks. This may include oral medication in addition to injectable pain relief.

For spay surgeries, we use Covidien LigaSure equipment, which allows for minimal tissue damage and cauterization to reduce bleeding and swelling. This makes spay surgery much easier and safer for our patients.

If you have any concerns or questions related to your pet’s recent or upcoming surgery, reach out by calling (724) 789-7000!