Every year thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States. Many of these deaths are the avoidable result of owners failing to spay and neuter their pets. Even if you keep a close watch on your pet, accidents happen, and unexpected offspring means more animals that won’t be given the chance at full, happy lives.
In addition to helping control the pet population, spaying and neutering provides health benefits for your pet.
An ovariohysterectomy, commonly referred to as spaying, is a surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs which involves removing the uterus and ovaries preventing reproduction and decreasing hormones associated with reproductive-related diseases. Downtown Veterinary Clinic recommends spaying your pet at 6 months, depending on your dog’s breed and ideally before the patient’s first heat, however, your pet is NEVER too old to be spayed!
- Prevents unwanted pregnancies
- Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
- Remove the possibility of uterine infections
- Decreases aggressive tendencies secondary to excessive hormones
Castration, commonly referred to as neutering, is performed on male cats and dogs which involves removing their testicles preventing reproduction and decreasing hormones associated with reproductive-related diseases. Downtown Veterinary Clinic recommends neutering your pet at 6 months, however, your pet is NEVER too old to be neutered!
- Reduces hormonal aggression and male dominant tendencies
- Reduces roaming and spraying (territory marking)
- Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors
In addition to Spay and Neuter surgery, we also offer a variety of other surgical services including but not limited to:
- Mass removals
- Ophthalmic surgeries such as eyelid mass removals, third eyelid gland replacement and
- Abdominal procedures such as cystotomies and intestinal obstructions
- Laceration repairs, biopsies,
andother minor surgical procedures.
To learn more about spaying and neutering, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 414-323-7587.