Pet Spay and Neuter Surgery
Your pet’s reproductive organs do them more harm than good. They are the source of hormones that lead to unwanted behavior as well as dangerous illnesses.
Spay and Neuter Surgery for the Benefit of Your Pet and Community
Without a spay or neuter surgery, your pet will be focused on its natural desire to reproduce. While this may seem small, it can cause a lot of trouble—for both them and you! Pets that have not been fixed are more likely to roam, urine spray, act aggressively, and produce unwanted litters. Pet homelessness is a big enough concern already. More pets are entering shelters than there is capacity to hold them, and there just aren’t enough homes. Sadly, euthanasia is the fate of too many.
When you choose to spay and neuter your pet, you help the greater community
and give your pet a better chance at a long and healthy life.
Reduces the Inclination to Roam
Urine Marking Behavior is Suppressed
Males are Less Likely to Mount Objects
Males Won't Develop Testicular Cancer
Females Have Reduced Risk of Mammary Tumors
Males Have Reduced Risk of Prostate Problems
Females No Longer Go into Heat
(a messy and frustrating experience!)
Females Won't Develop Pyometra
(a dangerous uterine infection)
Females Have Zero Chance of Ovarian or Uterine Cancers
A General Timeline for Surgery
The typical guideline is to have your pet spayed or neutered at the age of 5-6 months. However, recent research suggests that sometimes an earlier or later surgery may benefit certain pets. For instance, females may benefit from an earlier surgery before their first heat cycle. On the other hand, larger breed dogs benefit from a later surgery at about 12 months of age. Please call (301) 540-8670 and bring your young pet to our clinic for a consultation, and we can decide together what the right timeline is for your pet!