Prevent unwanted pregnancies and protect your pet from serious health issues. At Thomasville Veterinary Hospital Urgent Care + Surgery, we offer spaying and neutering services to keep them healthy while preventing overpopulation.
Proactively protect your pet
Millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized or sent to shelters every year.
By having your dog or cat spayed or neutered, you'll be playing an important role in preventing unwanted pregnancies and reducing the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.
You can also safeguard your pet against serious health problems such as infections and diseases, as well as reduce behavioral problems related to the mating instinct, by bringing your pet in for spaying or neutering.
Benefits For Cats
There are 6 key benefits of spaying or neutering your cat:
- You can say goodbye to naughty behaviors, such as spraying and marking.
- Roaming and mating urges, as well as associated risks, are reduced.
- You may notice your cat is more affectionate.
- Your cat won't get uterine or testicular cancer.
- For female cats, the risk of urinary tract infections decreases.
- In male cats, aggressive behavior and associated risks drop.
Benefits For Dogs
There are 5 key benefits of spaying or neutering your dog:
- The risk of serious infections, tumors and cancers drops.
- Marking and spraying issues disappear.
- Your dog's mood will stabilize.
- The mating urge will diminish.
- Sexualized behaviors may be curtailed.
The Difference Between Spaying & Neutering
Both spaying and neutering involve the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia.
Technically known as an ovariohysterectomy, spaying removes a female's reproductive organs - the ovaries, and generally the uterus. This means your female cat or dog will be unable to produce litters.
Neutering, or orchiectomy, removes the testicles and is considered a simpler surgery than a spay for your male dog or cat. This means your pet will be unable to reproduce.
How old should a pet be before they get fixed?
Healthy cats and dogs can be spayed or neutered at any age, but the standard age to spay or neuter a kitten is about 5 to 6 months. Puppies are usually neutered at 6 to 9 months.