SPAY | NEUTERING
Thousands of unwanted pets are euthanized every day, which is one of the reasons why preventing unwanted pregnancies by spaying or neutering a dog or cat who is not intended for breeding is recommended. But did you know it is also important for their health?
- Spay (Ovariohysterectomy) surgery in young female cats and dogs eliminates their risk of pyometra – a life-threatening uterine infection – and can reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 97%!
- Neuter (Orchidectomy) surgery in young male cats and dogs greatly reduces their risk for developing prostate disease and certain types of cancers
- Cryptorchid males – when one of the testicles does not fully descend – are at high risk of testicular cancer
If your pet is not intended for breeding, but has not yet been spayed or neutered, our veterinarian can review with you how the procedure is done, what to expect during recovery and help you to schedule the procedure. We perform these surgeries in the morning, which allows your pet to recover and go home the same day of surgery!