Dog and Cat Spay and Neuter Surgery

Archdale Animal Clinic recommends nearly all cats and dogs get a spay or neuter surgery. While some owners may worry about making a such a permanent decision regarding their pet's ability to reproduce, this common procedure brings a number of health benefits to both male and female pets. In addition, it can help combat the issue of pet overpopulation. Each year, millions of pets end up in shelters and many of them will never find their forever homes.

With a dog and cat spay and neuter surgery, you can avoid unwanted pet pregnancies, help your pet live a happier and healthier life, and increase another pet's chances of finding a loving, forever home.

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When to Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat

Our veterinarians generally recommend all puppies and kittens receive a spay or neuter surgery, sooner than later, beginning at six months of age.

As with any surgery, our team examines each pet prior to their procedure and may recommend testing to assess your pet's health. During the procedure and throughout recovery, we'll monitor your pet regularly. After surgery, we will update you on your pet's condition. Upon discharge, we will go over follow-up instructions and thoroughly answer any questions or concerns you may have for your pet's recovery.

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Spay and Neuter Benefits

Spaying and neutering can give pets a better quality of life by:

  • Reducing incidences of roaming and fights with other dogs or cats
  • Preventing or minimizing the male tendency of marking territory with strong-smelling urine in the house
  • Putting an end to loud vocalizations, like caterwauling
  • Stopping males from trying to mount other animals, furniture, or people
  • Eliminating testicular or mammary gland cancers and pyometra, a uterine infection.
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