Spay & Neuter
Every year thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States for lack of homes. Many of these deaths are the avoidable result of owners failing to spay and neuter their pets. Even if you keep a close watch on your pet, accidents happen–and unexpected offspring means more animals that won’t be given the chance at full, happy lives.
Spaying and neutering can help end this cycle, and both procedures can have health benefits for pets.
Spaying is a common surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs. The process is called an ovariohysterectomy and involves removing the patient’s uterus, ovaries, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction. We can advise you on the best time to have this done.
- Prevents unwanted pregnancies
- Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
- Remove the possibility of uterine infections
Neutering is performed on male cats and dogs. This process castrates the animal, removing its testicles and making them unable to impregnate females. We can advise you on the best time to have this done based on your pet’s breed and size when fully grown.
- Placates the animal, reducing aggressive behavior and decreasing dominant tendencies
- Reduces roaming and spraying (territory marking)
- Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors
To learn more about spaying and neutering, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 707-839-9414.