Neutering

Neutering, sometimes called castration, is the surgical removal of a male cat or dog’s testes.

Lesson Outcome
Learn more about your pet's neutering procedure.

While it is performed under a general anesthesia, it is a simpler surgery than a spay. An incision is made near the front of the scrotum, then the testicles are removed through that incision.

A common misconception is that it's not as important to neuter a male pet as it is to spay a female pet. Getting your pal neutered is every bit as important for preventing homeless and unwanted animals. Neutered males get many of their own physical and behavioral benefits  - which can help give them a longer, happier life.

Neutering your pet can add an average of 3 to 5 years to his life.

Males neutered as pups or kittens are far less likely to spray in their home to mark their territory.

Neutering does not change a dog or cat's personality or alter their protective instincts.

Course Overview

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What AAHA Accreditation Means for Your Pet
We have the AAHA logo next to our name, do you know what it means?
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What AAHA Accreditation Means for Your Pet
We have the AAHA logo next to our name, do you know what it means?
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Our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
There are so many benefits of spaying and neutering your pets. Brook Farm Veterinary Center offers a low-cost program to help with the costs associated with this procedure.
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Our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program
There are so many benefits of spaying and neutering your pets. Brook Farm Veterinary Center offers a low-cost program to help with the costs associated with this procedure.
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Getting Ready
Getting ready for your pet's spay or neuter may be scary, but our team of highly trained veterinarians perform this routine surgery using the best safety measures, in a warm, welcoming environment.
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Getting Ready
Getting ready for your pet's spay or neuter may be scary, but our team of highly trained veterinarians perform this routine surgery using the best safety measures, in a warm, welcoming environment.
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Food and Water Restrictions
After having their spay or neuter procedure it's important to know that your pet may have food and water restrictions. Talk to your Veterinarian.
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Food and Water Restrictions
After having their spay or neuter procedure it's important to know that your pet may have food and water restrictions. Talk to your Veterinarian.
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Comfort From Your Brook Farm Family
We are committed to caring for your pet as if they were our own.
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Comfort From Your Brook Farm Family
We are committed to caring for your pet as if they were our own.
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Spaying
Spaying, aka ovariohysterectomy, is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. It involves removing female cat or dog’s uterus and both ovaries through an incision made in the abdomen.
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Spaying
Spaying, aka ovariohysterectomy, is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. It involves removing female cat or dog’s uterus and both ovaries through an incision made in the abdomen.
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Aftercare
While the spaying process is identical for cats and dogs, in general, these species tend to recover slightly differently.
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Aftercare
While the spaying process is identical for cats and dogs, in general, these species tend to recover slightly differently.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Female spay procedures require aftercare to keep the incision site clean and safe from infection.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Female spay procedures require aftercare to keep the incision site clean and safe from infection.
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Neutering
Neutering, sometimes called castration, is the surgical removal of a male cat or dog’s testes.
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Neutering
Neutering, sometimes called castration, is the surgical removal of a male cat or dog’s testes.
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Aftercare
Neutering your cat or dog is a safe, simple procedure.
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Aftercare
Neutering your cat or dog is a safe, simple procedure.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Checking your pet's incision is crucial to making sure they're healing after their spay or neuter.
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Aftercare (Part 2)
Checking your pet's incision is crucial to making sure they're healing after their spay or neuter.
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When To Call
We're always here for you if you have questions or are concerned that your pet may need to be rechecked by the doctor after their procedure.
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When To Call
We're always here for you if you have questions or are concerned that your pet may need to be rechecked by the doctor after their procedure.
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Final Thoughts
Together with your Brook Farm family, you are doing your part to prevent the cruel suffering of homeless and unwanted pets.
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Final Thoughts
Together with your Brook Farm family, you are doing your part to prevent the cruel suffering of homeless and unwanted pets.

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