Neutering & Spaying

Neutering and Spaying Procedures

Neutering and spaying are not exactly something your pet will be looking forward to. However, making the decision to have your pet neutered or spayed can have lifelong health benefits as well as behavioral benefits. Neutering refers to the procedure of removing the testicles of a male pet, and spaying refers to removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet. 

Some of the benefits of neutering include the following:

  • Reduces or eliminates risk of territorial spraying and marking 
  • Reduces desire to roam
  • Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated
  • Decreases chances for prostate disease
  • Reduces number of unwanted kittens or puppies 
  • Decreases aggressive behavior 
  • Increases life span
Some benefits of spaying include the following:

  • No heat cycles 
  • Reduces desire to roam 
  • Risk of ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated 
  • Reduces number of unwanted kittens or puppies 
  • Increases life span

Consult with Your veterinarian

Deciding whether or not to neuter or spay your animal is a permanent decision. That is why we think it is always important to talk to one of our certified veterinarians to weigh the benefits and disadvantages to spaying or neutering. Make an appointment today to talk about your decision.

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