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What are the risks of spaying/neuter my pet?

Spay and neuter are considered routine elective procedures in veterinary medicine. This means these procedures are performed with high frequency and are not immediately necessary to preserve life (not an emergency). Despite this, they are still surgery, and care should be taken to understand the benefits vs the risks on each individual patient. The benefits provided by spay/neuter outweigh the anesthetic/surgical risks in most animals. It is ideal for surgery to happen when animals are healthy. Please read our Declined and High risk surgery list for more information. The current research states that the death rate of healthy animals undergoing a routine surgery in veterinary medicine is about 0.05% for dogs and 0.1% for cats, making spaying and neutering a safe procedure to consider for your pet. The risks of surgery and anesthesia will always be there, and if you have any questions about your pet’s individual risk; you should schedule a wellness appointment with one of our Veterinarians to have your pet examined and discussed any concerns you might have about the surgery.

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