Spays and Neuters

Expert Spays and Neuters in Broussard, LA | Parkway Animal Hospital

When it comes to responsible pet ownership, spaying and neutering are essential steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of your pets. At Parkway Animal Hospital in Broussard, Louisiana, we take these procedures seriously, offering a combination of expertise, care, and dedication. Learn why our spay and neuter services are trusted by pet owners seeking the best for their beloved companions.

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Parkway Animal Hospital is your trusted partner for spaying and neutering in Broussard, Louisiana. Our experienced veterinarians, compassionate approach, and dedication to responsible pet care make us the ideal choice for ensuring the health, happiness, and responsible ownership of your beloved dogs and cats. Choose us for spay and neuter services that prioritize your pets' well-being and contribute to a healthier pet community.

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Dogs and Cats

  • No heat cycle in females
  • No unwanted litters of puppies or kittens in females
  • Elimination of the risk of uterine infection in females
  • Elimination of the risk of uterine or ovarian cancer in females
  • Reduction in risk of breast cancer in females
  • Reduction in risk of prostatic enlargement in males
  • Elimination of risk of testicular cancer in males
  • Reduction in roaming in males

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Surgical AfterCare

Food and water

A decreased appetite is normal the evening after any procedure that includes anesthesia. If your pet does not eat after 24 hours of returning home, please contact us.

Start by giving a small amount of water. If the patient holds water down, offer a small amount of food (approximately 1/3 of normal amount). If the patient holds food down well then you can give the remainder of the meal and water.

It is normal for your pet to not have a bowel movement for 1-2 days after any anesthetic procedure. This is due to withholding food before surgery. Some patients will have a small amount of diarrhea post-operative; if the diarrhea persists for more than 2 days, please contact the office.


All activity must be restricted for 10 -14 days until the incision site is healed.

Dogs – Your pet must be leash-walked until the incision site is healed. No chasing balls, running around outside, jumping on furniture, etc.

Cats – Placing in a quiet room with limited items for your pet to jump on would be ideal. All outdoor cats must be kept inside or confined the night they return home from the hospital.


Your pet was given sedative medications before the procedure. With any anesthetic procedure, your pet will be groggy or tired when they return home. Let them rest off the medications by placing them in a quiet room with bedding and blankets.

Your pet may be more vocal through the night (whining, crying, moaning). This is normal behavior from the sedative medications wearing off.

Your pet should return to normal behavior by the next morning.

Incision site

It is normal to have some redness and swelling at the incision site upon discharge and returning home.

It is important to look at the incision site every day. If the incision site is very red, swollen, or has any discharge, the patient must be seen by a veterinarian.

If your pet starts to lick or chew at the incision site, then an E – collar must be purchased to prevent further complications at the incision site. The majority of the surgeries have stitches that are under the skin and will dissolve over time. If any stitches need to be removed, we will discuss this with you.

The incision site heals within 10-14 days after surgery, therefore, no baths or grooming until the incision site is healed.

Pain Medication

Your pet was sent home with anti-inflammatory medication and/or pain medication.  This medication will help with any discomfort from the surgical procedure that was performed today.

Please DO NOT administer any over-the-counter medications (such as Tylenol, Advil, or Aspirin) to your pet, as these medications can be harmful.

The most common side effects of anti-inflammatory medications are diarrhea and/or vomiting; if these symptoms occur, please contact our office.

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