Spaying and Neutering can have a positive effect on your pet’s health.

  • Spaying your female companion helps prevent uterine infections and breast
    tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90
    percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection
    from these diseases.
  • Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate

Spaying and Neutering can have a positive effect on behaviors.

  • Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines
    usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season.
    In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more
    frequently—sometimes all over the house!
  • Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do
    just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways to escape from
    the house. Once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other
    male animals.
  • Your neutered male may be better behaved. Unneutered dogs and cats are more
    likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house.
    Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects
    after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early

Spaying and Neutering are good for your community.

  • Approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters
    nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.1 million are dogs and 3.2
    million are cats. Each year, approximately 920,000 shelter animals are
    euthanized (390,000 dogs and 530,000 cats). Spaying and Neutering your pet
    can help reduce the number of unwanted pets in your community.

Our clinic recommends Spaying and Neutering around six months of age. Please
contact our clinic for questions about spaying and neutering your pet.

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