Spay & Neuter Procedures
Help your pet live a long, healthy life.
Deciding whether to spay or neuter your cat or dog can be a difficult decision for some pet owners. Although the thought of your pet having surgery may seem scary, we’re here to assure you that spays and neuters are common surgeries that are safe, simple, and generally quick.
The Importance of Pet Spay and Neuter Surgery
According to the American Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 6.5 million pets enter shelters every year! When you have your pet spayed or neutered, you can rest easy knowing you’re not contributing to animal homelessness. With millions of pets flooding U.S. animal shelters every year, animal overpopulation is a real epidemic.
Pet spay and/or neuter surgery also gives your pet innumerable benefits they couldn’t receive any other way, such as;
- The chances for certain gender-specific cancers drastically decrease
- In both males and females roaming behavior is diminished
- The incidence of mammary gland tumors is reduced in females.
- The amount of unwanted pregnancies and litters is reduced in females.
- The incidence of a prostate disease is reduced in males.
- The chances of developing testicular cancer are eliminated in males.
- Urine marking and spraying behavior are reduced in both males and females.
- Mounting behavior is reduced in males.
Please do keep in mind that regardless of how beneficial a neuter can be for a male dog; the pet has to be of the correct age to be able to have the procedure. During your consultation, the doctor will be able to discuss with you if now is a good time to have your pet spayed or neutered.
If you have questions about getting your pet spayed or neutered, or you’d like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (561) 832-7922 or request an appointment online.