Having your pet spayed or neutered can do far more than just reduce the pet overpopulation. It can also improve your pet’s health and behavior by reducing or eliminating certain health problems and tendencies such as:
- Mammary tumors (females)
- Uterine infections (females)
- Heat cycles (females)
- Testicular cancer (males)
- Aggressive behavior (males)
- Spraying/marking (males)
- Roaming (males)
When should you have the procedute performed? Pets come in all different shapes and sizes, so the exact age recommendation for spaying and neutering is dependent on the breed. Typically, we recommend that these procedures be performed no sooner than 8 weeks of age (as long as your pet is healthy) and no later than 6 months (before the first heat cycle for females).
Performing these surgeries before 6 months of age can reduce the risk of post-surgical complications that could occur for pets older than 6 months. When you bring your puppy or kitten into our hospital for their first exam, we can let you know at what age we recommend the procedure to be performed.
Your pet's safe with us.
As an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, we meet the highest possible standards with our services, including our spay/neuter surgical services. This means we follow the American Animal Hospital Association’s surgical guidelines, which include the safest anesthesia and sterilization protocols. We also use state-of-the-art equipment to monitor every patient before, during, and after surgery.
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We’ve been serving pets in the Atwater Village neighborhood since 1922.
We look forward to taking excellent care of your pet.
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