Spay and Neuter Surgery: Why We Do It

Sterilizing your puppy or kitten sets them up for a better life. Benefits range from decreased risks of some cancers to behavioral modification for the better. Spay and neuter surgeries are equally important for the greater Auburn community. They cut back on unwanted litters which produce more puppies and kittens that may never find a permanent home. At PetVet Animal Health Center, we advise setting up a consultation for your puppy or kitten to discuss their options.

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After the Procedure

While spay and neuter procedures are considered routine, it is still surgery which involves some risk and time to recover. We take every precaution to ensure your pet is in safe hands when they are with us, but when you take them home, we have a few care tips to keep in mind.

  • Give your pet a quiet place to rest away from other animals such as a crate or confined space.
  • Be patient while your pet recovers from anesthesia. They may be groggy and lose their appetite for up to 24 hours after surgery.
  • Keep your pet from licking or scratching at the incision. However, since all our stitches are placed under the skin, we very rarely find this to be a problem.
  • The healing process can take up to 10 days. Check the incision to ensure it is healing properly (no unusual swelling and no discharge) and prevent your pet from any extensive exercise such as running and jumping.

If you have any questions about the incision, or your pet is behaving strangely, do not hesitate to contact us via phone, email, or text!

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The clinic has separate rooms for cats and dogs, and the tables are heated with little indents. My cat was so relaxed and comfortable....it made the experience so much easier. The staff is also amazing...so kind and gentle! I highly recommend them!!!!

-Elizabeth K.

I loved my experience at PetVet. As it was my first visit here, I was very satisfied. Dr. Brawner was very thorough with every concern that I had.

-Brandi P.

This is by far the best place to take your pet! They do not rush through the exam, they take their time to explaining things to you, they go over all of your options for different situations and never pressure you into anything. We trust them wholeheartedly; no one compares to the doctors and staff here. Thank you guys for all you do!

-Nicky H.

Dr. Brawner and the whole staff are FANTASTIC! My Paisley girl loves them (probably because they always give her treats) and they do a wonderful job of calming this helicopter dog mom down! Only place I'd trust to take care of my babies!

-Carly B.

Staff was so friendly. Called in the early afternoon and was able to make an appointment the same day. Staff made sure we understood everything that was going on with our dog and helped us get our boy better.

-Emily H.

I went to Dr. Brawner and PetVet while I lived in Auburn. After moving to Birmingham my English Bulldog needed a tail amputation. I didn't hesitate to drive back to Auburn so Dr. Brawner could perform the surgery. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Best Vet in Alabama in my opinion!

-John V.

These people are amazing. I would recommend them to anyone. Ive been using them for over 2 years and they are very nice, respectful, and positive about everything.

-Payton Y.

The staff is so sweet! Dr Brawner did an amazing job with our kitty surgery & we couldn't be more pleased. He was so kind, definitely impressed with the phone calls after the surgery to keep me updated. Would definitely go back!

-Jessica R.

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