Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter at Mokena Animal Clinic

Spay and neuter surgery is one of the more common procedures done at Mokena Animal Clinic. Just like any procedure, there are some risks but you can be sure your pet is in the best of hands with our caring staff. We have state-of-the-art equipment and use the most proven, safe procedures to make sure your furry family member recovers from the procedure quickly and completely.

Mokena Animal Clinic

Our Mokena Vet Expresses the Importance of Spaying and Neutering your Pet

Millions of animals are destroyed at shelters each year, and every one of them could be prevented by making sure only wanted animals are born. Bringing in your pet for a spay & neuter procedure in Mokena will make sure that you don't contribute to the problem of stray animals, even by accident.

Reducing the stray population is good for your community, but spaying and neutering can be good for your pet, too. These procedures prevent certain types of cancers in both male and female pets, they make pets less aggressive and less likely to fight, and they will reduce your pet's desire to escape and roam the neighborhood. In addition, neutered pets won't spray in the house, especially if you get the procedure done early in life.

What to Expect from a Spay or Neuter Surgery

It's ideal for your dog or cat to be spayed or neutered when it's 6 to 9 months old. We can do the procedure for older pets, but animals heal much more quickly when they're younger. Older pets face more complications from surgery, as do obese pets and those in heat. The first part of any appointment is a thorough examination and assessment; if complications are likely, we'll discuss it at that time.

In our office in Mokena spay & neuter surgery is done under anesthesia. We monitor your pet's health throughout the procedure to make sure they stay stable.

Spaying can take up to an hour. Two incisions are used for cats, and both procedures take less than half an hour.

After surgery, your pet will wake up in about 15 minutes, but we'll want to keep it until the end of the day to monitor its condition. We'll teach you about keeping the incisions clean and recommend confining your pet to a small area until it's healed.

Get your Pet Spayed or Neuter at Mokena Animal Hospital Today!

Our vet recommends that your pet is spayed or neutered. If you're looking for a Mokena animal clinic, contact our office at 708-479-2811. We'll answer any questions you may have, or make an appointment that fits with your busy lifestyle.