Spaying and Neutering
Spaying or neutering can help pets live a happier, healthier, longer life. The surgical procedure of spaying (ovariohysterectomy) a female pet or neutering (castration) of a male pet by a veterinarian renders the animal incapable of reproducing. Both procedures can be safely performed at our recommended 4 to 6 months of age.
Benefits of spaying and neutering include:
- Eliminating the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer in female dogs and cats spayed before their first heat cycle;
- Preventing testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland in males, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors;
- Eliminating the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat;
- Eliminating the messiness associated with the female dog’s heat cycle; and
- Preventing certain undesirable behaviors in male dogs and cats, such as urine marking, male aggression and the urge to roam.
At Cumberland Animal Clinic, our veterinarians and staff provide the most thorough and compassionate service for your pet’s procedure. Your pet will have a thorough pre-surgery exam, and the surgery is performed under general anesthesia while closely monitored by our trained technicians. We provide post-surgical instructions for your pet’s recovery, and we are open seven days a week in case you have additional questions or concerns.
Request an appointment today and get more information on spaying and neutering, and to arrange this important procedure.