Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures that are performed in a sterile hospital environment. The conditions are similar to that which a human would experience when undergoing a surgery. The operation takes place under anesthetic in a completely aseptic environment with sterilized instruments.
Spaying is the term for the surgical procedure which is performed on female cats and dogs. Also known by the medical term Ovariohysterectomy, the operation involves the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.
Neutering is the term for the surgical procedure which is performed on male dogs and cats. The medical term for this is Orchiectomy, and involves the removal of the testes.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence that spaying or neutering alters the personality of your pet or causes them to become lazy.
Large Breed Dogs: 4 – 6 months
Cats and Small Breed Dogs: 4 – 6 months
Why Spay or Neuter My Pet?
- Females will no longer come into heat
- Males no longer engage in spraying, mounting or urine marking
- NO UNWANTED PUPPIES OR KITTENS
- Roaming behaviors will decrease by 90%
- Reduces aggressive tendencies which leads to fighting and injury
- Reduced risk of mammary cancers and uterine infections among females
- Reduced risk of prostate problems, testicular cancer, perianal tumors and urogenital
- infections among males
- In 25% of all cases, humans experience increased affection from their pets.
Spaying and Neutering Does Not:
- Change your pet’s personality, mood or intelligence
- Affect the concentration or attention span of working pets or those in training
- Make your pet become fat and lazy
In fact, spaying and neutering can actually increase the attention span of your pet because they are less affected by hormonal influences which can be very distracting.