Spay & Neuter
We highly recommend spaying and neutering your pet for their health and safety, as well as your own convenience. Intact animals are more likely to run away or escape in attempt to seek out mates. Neutered and spayed animals tend to have longer life expectancies for a myriad of reasons, including less likelihood for disease or infection. Neutered or spayed pets are also easier to care for because the procedure decreases unwanted sexual behaviors. In addition to making life easier for you and your pet, spaying and neutering is key to controlling the pet population and decreasing the amount of adoptable animals in shelters.
Our team is expertly trained in spay and neuter procedures. During both the surgery and recovery period, we strive to make sure the dog or cat is kept as comfortable as possible. We will closely monitor them for as long as they are in our care.
Neutering refers to the surgical removal of the testicles of male animals. It can lessen aggressive behaviors and the desire to roam, and decrease the chances of contracting prostate or testicular cancers. Prior to the surgery we will perform a pre-operative physical examination and blood work to ensure that the pet will be given a precise and safe dosage of anesthesia. Recovery after neutering is typically easy and involves minimal aftercare.
Spaying refers to the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus in female animals to eliminate heat periods and the potential for pregnancy. This operation is preferably performed between 5-12 months of age, prior to the the puppy or kitten’s first heat. In addition to preventing pregnancy and heat periods (which can be burdensome to deal with), spaying can prevent uterine infections, ovarian and uterine tumors, and other diseases related to the reproductive system. It can also decrease the risk of malignant breast cancer by up to 90% if performed before their first heat! As with spaying, we will perform a pre-operative examination to prepare for optimal safety for the anesthesia and surgery.