Spay and Neuter FAQs

Pet owners considering spay and neuter may have questions about the benefits of having the fixing pet procedure performed by a veterinarian and what the pet's owners can expect after his pet has undergone the surgery. At The Veterinary Hospital in Eugene, OR, our team will keep you apprised of the surgery from start to finish while keeping your pet comfortable, secure, and stress-free in our hospital.


The following are a few questions pet owners may have about the procedures:

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions that we may get asked concerning spay and neuter:

Why Is Pet Pregnancy Prevention Recommended?

It prevents unwanted litters, helps control the pet population, prevents aggressive behavior, supports a longer and healthier life.

Is the Fixing Pet Procedure Painful?

Pets are given general anesthesia, so they are in a deep sleep and feel no pain.

Will My Pet Still Search for a Mate Once Spayed or Neutered?

Once the procedure is completed, your pet should no longer have the desire to find a mate.

What Happens during the Spaying Procedure?

The female's ovaries and uterus are removed, which makes the female pet infertile.

What Happens during the Neutering Procedure?

The male's testicles are removed, which prevents him from impregnating non-spayed females.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure can take anywhere from around a quarter of an hour to around an hour and a half.

Does the Pet Have to Stay in the Hospital to Recover?

No. Generally, your pet will go home the same day after our vet team has observed your pet for several hours to ensure there are no complications.

Get Fixing Pet Surgery from a Veterinarian Near You for Pet Pregnancy Prevention

If pet pregnancy prevention is a procedure you are considering for your pet, contact our team at The Veterinary Hospital in Eugene, OR, for an appointment. Our team is available to answer any questions you have to help assure you that your pet is in good hands throughout the procedure. Call us at (541) 688-1835 for fixing pet surgery from a veterinarian near you.

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