Pet Spay & Neuter Surgery


Spay & Neuter Surgery

When is it time to spay/neuter your pet? That’s a question we get a lot. Spaying or neutering at six months of age is commonly recommended by our veterinarians to avoid unplanned pregnancies and lower the risk of other health concerns. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule, and our veterinarians will consult with you to determine the optimum time to spay or neuter your dog or cat.

What is the importance of this?

In roughly 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats, spaying your pet early on provides the best protection against diseases including uterine infections and cancerous breast tumors. Testicular cancer and some prostate issues can be avoided by neutering your male pet.

Other advantages include:

  • Once spayed, your female pet will not go into heat.
  • After the operation, your male pet may behave better.
  • Unneutered dogs will do anything to find a mate, so your male dog will be less likely to run away from home.

If you have any questions regarding spaying and neutering your pet or if you would like to schedule an appointment for surgery please contact us.