Spay And Neuter

Spaying or Neutering your pet

doesn’t have to be scary

Our doctors treat your pet as if they were their own to ensure your pet feels warm and comfortable, no matter the procedure.

The primary reason you should have your pet spayed or neutered early on is that female dogs and cats can begin their heat cycles as early as seven months and males can develop aggressive behaviors during puppyhood or kittenhood. We recommend spaying and neutering your pet as early as 6-8 months once they have finished all of their puppy or kitten vaccinations. Large breed dogs, in most cases, are recommended to wait until 12 months of age.

Spaying and neutering your pet comes with a handful of health and behavioral benefits that enable them to live longer, healthier lives. These benefits include:

ELIMINATION OF HEAT CYCLES

Female dogs or cats can become uncomfortable when they go into heat, likely seeking and attracting attention from male cats and dogs from their area. Spaying eliminates heat cycles and prevents unwelcome guests, making your pet more comfortable.

Behavior

Aggressive, destructive and territorial behaviors are hard. Neutering your male cat or dog helps to reduce behaviors such as spraying mounting and/or roaming, making your life as a pet owner much easier.

Overpopulation and Homelessness

The numbers don’t lie. Approximately 6.5 million dogs and cats are taken into shelters, and about 1.5 million of those animals are euthanized each year. Spaying or neutering your pet helps in preventing overpopulation in these shelters, giving the ones in the shelters a better chance at finding their furever home as well.

Healthier Pets

Pets that have been “fixed” have been found to live longer than those who aren’t. Spaying and neutering pets has been found to greatly reduce their risk of certain cancers and diseases, such as Pyometra and Prostatitis, which can be extremely painful for your pet and costly to treat. This can aid in giving you as the pet owner greater peace of mind, knowing your pet will be healthier and happier for longer with the people they love the most.

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