Unparalleled Pet Spay and Neuter Surgery in Tewksbury

When you get your pet spayed or neutered at Shawsheen Animal Hospital, you can rest assured you’re giving them the best. We take the time to listen to your individual pet’s needs and we offer advice on the best time for spay or neuter surgery. Some breeds and types of pets should receive the procedure after they reach reproductive maturity. In others, the benefits greatly outweigh any drawbacks, and we’ll recommend they get spayed or neutered before they reach sexual maturity. By discussing the benefits of pet spay and neuter surgery and giving detailed aftercare instructions, we’re able to go above and beyond for our patients.


Discussing the Benefits

Getting your male pet neutered and your female pet spayed reduces some worrisome behaviors. When pets roam and try to find a mate, they are more likely to become lost or injured. Furthermore, the chances of developing many cancers are greatly reduced. Plus, when you get your pet spayed or neutered, you have peace of mind knowing you’re practicing responsible pet ownership. Animals who are not spayed or neutered contribute to animal homelessness and overpopulation.

The benefits of pet spay and neuter surgery include:

  • The incidence of breast tumors is reduced in females, which are malignant in most cases.
  • The incidence of uterine and ovarian cancer is reduced in females.
  • The incidence of prostate disease is reduced in males.
  • The incidence of testicular cancer is eliminated in males.
  • Urine spraying and marking behavior is reduced or eliminated in males and females.
  • Roaming behavior is reduced or eliminated in males and females.
  • Mounting behavior is reduced or eliminated in males.

Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

Our experienced team at Shawsheen Animal Hospital takes preemptive pain-management measures for pets before any surgery. We’ll stay with your fur-baby as they awake from anesthesia, and we’ll send you home with the appropriate medications. We ask pet owners to keep some things in mind after surgery too. They include:


  • Check their incision site daily and watch for redness, swelling or discharge.
  • Give them a comfortable, quiet place to rest for 24 hours.
  • Distract them from licking or chewing their incision with treats or use a medical collar.
  • Refrain from bathing them for at least ten days.
  • Keep them from running or jumping for two weeks.

Please call us for more information regarding surgery. We care about pets and their people at our hospital.