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How Is Neutering Performed in Female Dogs? Post-Operative Care. Sterilization Fees


Neutering female dogs is a common procedure in veterinary practice. Neutering is a surgical operation to permanently remove the dog's reproductive ability. During the procedure, the dog's ovaries and uterus are removed.

Neutering female dogs can offer some advantages. One of the most important benefits of the procedure is the elimination of problems that may occur during reproductive periods. Female dogs experience hormonal changes during periods of heat and can exhibit interesting behaviors during this period. Neutering can prevent these behavior problems.

Neutering can also reduce some health problems in female dogs. For example, it reduces the risk of serious conditions such as uterine inflammation (pyometra). It can also reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer.

However, neutering can also have some disadvantages. In particular, the effects on the dog's hormonal balance should be considered. Decreased hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can cause urinary tract infections and urinary incontinence (incontinence) in some cases. Also, the dog's metabolism may change and the susceptibility to obesity may increase.

Neutering should be evaluated by the veterinarian depending on the dog's age, health condition and breed. Your veterinarian will evaluate your dog's condition and recommend the most suitable option for you.

How To?

The sterilization of female dogs is performed by veterinarians. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia and the dog's uterus and ovaries are removed. The process may include the following steps:

  • First of all, the dog's health is evaluated. The veterinarian evaluates the general health of the dog and determines whether it is suitable for the operation. At this stage, blood tests and examination of the dog can also be done.

  • A suitable date and time is determined for the sterilization operation. The operation can usually be done at a young age, although some vets may prefer to wait for the dog's first heat period.

  • When the day of the operation arrives, the dog is placed under general anesthesia. Anesthesia allows the dog to lose consciousness and feel no pain.

  • The dog's abdomen is sterilely cleaned and cut. The veterinarian makes an incision to access the uterus and ovaries.

  • The uterus and ovaries are carefully removed. This process completely removes the dog's ability to reproduce.

  • The cut area is carefully cleaned and closed. The stitches are usually dissolvable and do not need to be removed outside.

  • After the operation, the dog is kept under observation for a while to recover from the anesthesia effect. Once the dog is awake and stable, the owner can usually take him home.

  • During the dog's recovery, it's important to pay attention to the veterinarian's instructions. The healing process usually takes several weeks and it is important to keep the dog's spaying area clean and reduce the risk of infection.

It is important that you consult a veterinarian for your dog's neutering operation and follow his or her directions. Every dog can be different, so it's best to follow your vet's recommendations.

After Care

There are some issues that you should pay attention to after your dog's neutering operation. It is important to follow these steps in the post-processing process:

  • Rest and Isolation: It is important for your dog to rest after the operation. Reduce stress by providing him with a quiet and calm place. Limit activity and, if necessary, limit the dog with a cage or barrier.

  • Pain Management: Your dog may experience mild pain and discomfort after spaying. Give painkillers and medications prescribed by your veterinarian regularly. This will help your dog relax and make the recovery process more comfortable.

  • Healing and Wound Care: It is important that the wound in the operation area heals properly. The wound should be kept clean and dry. Your veterinarian will instruct you on wound care and bandage change. Note that the seams are self-melting.

  • Activity Control: Make sure your dog does not over-activity during the recovery period. Jumping movements such as jumping, running or jumping can cause the wound to open or slow the healing process. Keep their walks short and follow your vet's recommended activity restrictions.

  • Urinating and Defecating: It's important to keep your dog comfortable during the urination or defecation process. If he experiences pain or difficulty urinating or defecating, contact your veterinarian. Also, keep the toilet area clean for hygiene reasons.

  • Nutrition: Pay attention to your dog's diet. Your veterinarian can recommend a suitable nutritional plan after the operation. Since there may be a tendency to gain weight after neutering, it is important to eat appropriate amounts and follow a healthy diet.

  • Checkups: You may need to go to your veterinarian for regular checkups to monitor your dog's recovery. In these examinations, the healing of the wound, the condition of the stitches and the general health of your dog will be evaluated.

It is important to follow the process after your dog's neutering operation and to follow your veterinarian's instructions. Do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian if you have any concerns or questions.

Neutering Fees for Female Dogs

The cost of neutering your dog can vary depending on several factors. These factors include the prices of veterinary clinics in your area, your dog's breed, weight and general health. In addition, the level and experience of the clinic where the operation will be performed may also affect the price.

The cost of the sterilization operation is usually based on a number of factors, including anesthesia, surgical equipment, the veterinarian's skills and experience, hospital costs, medications, and follow-up examinations.

Fees can vary greatly from location and clinic to clinic. Many veterinary clinics offer package prices for neutering procedures. These packages may include anesthesia, pain relievers, and sometimes follow-up exams, as well as the operation. However, it is important to be careful with these packages and clarify which services are included and which incur extra charges.


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