Why you should Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Spaying or neutering provides long-term health benefits to your dog or cat and can help avoid problematic behaviors such as roaming and urine marking. It also helps prevent pet overpopulation.
After they reach sexual maturity, around six to nine months of age, male dogs and cats are able to breed any time they are exposed to receptive females. Male cats and dogs commonly "mark" their territories by spraying urine on furniture, walls and shrubs.
What is Spaying and Why is it Important?
Spaying of female dogs and cats, also known as ovariohysterectomy is the surgical removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Female cats and dogs are often mature enough to reproduce one they reach the age of six months. While spaying can be done at any age, if possible spaying prior to you pet's first heat cycle.
By spaying your dog or cat before her first heat cycle, you:
- Reduce the chances of your pet developing mammary cancer later in life
- Protect here for uterine infections and difficult or dangerous pregnancies.
- Eliminate all heat cycles and the accompanying unwanted bleeding, personality changes, and desire to mate.
What is Neutering and Why is it Important?
Neutering of male dogs and cats also known as orchiectomy, is the procedure of surgically removing the testicles. Neutered dogs are less likely to develop disease of the prostate gland, and both dogs and cats who have been neutered are no longer at risk for testicular cancer or infections. It is recommended that neutering be done at six months or younger as it eliminates undesired reproductive behavior such as urine marking and roaming.
Our staff is highly skilled in performing these procedures and will make every effort to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. Our focus on patient safety, pain management, and employing the most current surgical practices is designed to exceed your expectations and put your concerns to rest.
To schedule your dog or cat for spaying or neutering, request an appointment today.