Whether you have a male or female pet, it is important to know the benefits of these procedures. Both surgeries remove the capability of your pet to reproduce, protect from reproductive diseases, bacterial infections, and several types of cancer. These procedures also help reduce and even eliminate problem behaviors such as regular heat cycles, marking territory, humping, and fighting. By limiting and controlling the overpopulation of cats and dogs, we can also support our local animal shelters by reducing the number of homeless animals they care for.
Both spays and neuters are performed under general anesthetic, which removes all pain and consciousness for the duration of the surgery. For females, a spay procedure involves removing the ovaries and uterus entirely from the body while a male neuter procedure removes the testicles. Our doctors recommend considering a spay or neuter procedure for pets at six months of age, as this is the age that puppies and kittens reach reproductive maturity and can handle anesthetic at a greater capacity.
If you have questions regarding our spay and neuter procedures or want to decide the best choice for your pet, please feel free to call either one of our offices.