Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pets

Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pets

The Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pets

At Chandler Gilbert Animal Hospital, we want you and your pet to feel at ease when it comes to our spaying and neutering procedures. Our expert veterinarians and technicians will treat your pet like family and our top priority is making sure your pet is in the best of health.

What is Spay & Neuter?

Spay and neuter refers to the surgical sterilization of your pet. Spaying involves the removal of the female animal’s uterus and ovaries while neutering involves the removal of the testicles in a male animal. This ensures that your pet will never reproduce. Both procedures help control the overpopulation of dogs and cats.

The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Most pets who are spayed or neutered are less aggressive as most of the hormones that cause these behaviors are no longer produced. Bad behaviors tend to go away after the procedure and your pets tend to be calmer than usual. Spaying a female animal eliminates the chances of her getting reproductive system cancers and infections. Neutering a male pet greatly reduces the chances of prostate infections and certain types of cancer. Animal shelters regularly spay and neuter the animals they receive because it helps reduce the pet population and prevents costly medical procedures should they contract an infection.

When Should Your Pet Be Spayed or Neutered?

Consult your veterinarian when you are considering spaying or neutering your pet. For dogs, the best time is between six and nine months but it can be much younger if the dog is healthy. For cats, the best time for the procedure is between eight weeks and five months old.

The Cost of Spaying or Neutering

Costs vary based upon the size and age of your pet. For information on our spaying and neutering procedures or for a custom treatment plan, don’t hesitate to call Chandler Gilbert Animal Hospital at (480) 895-5650.

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