Neutering or Spaying Your Pet

Spaying (ovario-hysterectomy) surgically removes your pet's reproductive organs including the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes of the female animal.

Neutering (castration) surgically removes the testes preventing male cats from reproducing.

Spaying and Neutering Facts

  • Female and male pet's should be spayed or neutered between 8 weeks and 6 months of age.
  • Spaying can be performed on a female animal in heat or pregnant but it is a more costly and difficult procedure.
  • Older animals can be spayed or neutered if they are in good health.
  • All animal sterilization is performed under general anesthesia by a licensed veterinarian.

Health Benefits for Spayed or Neutered animals:

  • Spaying and neutering your pet will make them more relaxed and affectionate.
  • Spayed/Neutered pets no longer feel the need to roam in order to seek a mate, so they are at less risk of being hit by a car, getting hurt in a fight or contracting contagious diseases from other animals.
  • Neutering decreases the chance of prostate disease and hernias and eliminates testicular cancer.
  • Neutering reduces territorial and sexual aggression, inappropriate spraying and humping in males.
  • Spaying decreases the risk of breast cancer and fatal uterus infections.
  • Spaying eliminates messy spotting, mood swings and the attraction of potential mates during the heat cycle.
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