At Watertown Animal Hospital, we provide a wide range of veterinarian services to meet our clients’ needs. One of the procedures we offer and recommend too many of our pets is spay and neuter surgery. Spaying and neutering your pet not only help protect their health, but it also helps to control the pet population, which is already strained. When you visit your veterinarian near Watertown, we’ll talk to you about if your pet can benefit from this procedure.
When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
When you visit our offices, we’ll talk to you about the benefits of spaying cat or dog patients or neutering dog or cat patients. We’ll conduct a full pet exam to ensure your animal is healthy enough for the procedure. And, we’ll talk to you about the procedure, what the risks are, and what the benefits are. After the pet exam, you can then make the best decision for your animal.
Generally, puppies and kittens can be spayed or neutered. The exact age depends on a variety of factors related to your pet’s health and development. We often recommend this procedure for animals who are six months. However, we recommend speaking to us about this procedure as soon as you adopt your pet.
Why Should You Spay or Neuter?
We recommend these procedures for a number of reasons. When it comes to neutering dog or cat animals, the benefits often far outweigh the risks. More so, with spaying any cat or dog, the procedure is very advanced and safe for all involved. That’s important to know since many pet owners worry about this. Some of the benefits of this procedure include the following.
- Your pet will be less aggressive. For example, with neutering cat or dog patients, it removes some of the territorial aggression that is common in these animals. This can help to make them happier and more relaxed.
- More so, by neutering or spaying dog or cat patients, we can reduce the risks of some diseases such as testicular cancer and mammary cancers. This can prolong your pet’s life.
- With a limited number of homes available and many pets being put down because they do not have available homes, spay and neuter is the best way to prevent a worsening pet population.
Whether we are spaying dog patients or working with our clients to neuter cat patients, your animal’s care is always our top priority. We will never perform or recommend this procedure if there are significant risks to your pet’s health. Talk to our team today.
Schedule an Appointment with your Veterinarian near Watertown to Learn More
The first step is to schedule a consultation and pet exam with your veterinarian near Watertown to discuss the options with our team. We’ll talk to you about your pet’s health and the benefits that spaying and neutering can offer. Don’t put off having this conversation with your vet. Contact Watertown Animal Hospital, PC to schedule an appointment with us today at 860-274-2212.