Benefits of Spaying or Neutering
for Your Dog or Cat
We recommend that all dogs and cats be spayed or neutered at 4Ė6 months of age, unless you are planning on breeding your pet. Spaying and neutering not only prevents unwanted births, but it is much healthier for your pet.
- Spaying a female dog prior to her first heat cycle decreases her risk for developing breast cancer by over 99.5%. It also eliminates the possibility of unwanted pregnancy and a potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus.
- Neutering a male dog can decrease some less desirable behaviors (mounting, marking, and wandering). Intact males are also at an increased risk for prostatitis, prostatic enlargement, and testicular tumors.
- Spaying and neutering cats reduces roaming and fighting tendencies, which can lead to serious injuries. It also greatly reduces a male catís chance of acquiring feline leukemia and feline AIDS.
At PetCare, we use only the safest anesthetics. Doctors and nurses monitor vital signs such as your petís heartbeat, oxygen level, and blood pressure during surgery. After surgery, patients awaken in our critical care unit where they are monitored and kept warm and comfortable. A nurse is present during the entire recovery process to ensure the safety of your pet. They are closely monitored through the day and night by our 24-hour doctor and nursing staff, a service rarely available elsewhere. Keeping our patients comfortable and alleviating pain leads to a speedier recovery.