Spay and Neuter Surgery for Dogs & Cats in Lewisville, NC
Spay and neuter surgery is very common for dogs and cats. Most pets are spayed or neutered at about 6 months of age, although that timeline can fluctuate slightly. This surgery refers to the removal of your pet’s reproductive organs — organs that can cause a lot of trouble for them (and you!). At Shallowford Animal Hospital, we recommend spay and neuter surgery for most cats and dogs due to the many benefits the surgery offers for not only your individual pet, but the entire pet community of Lewisville, NC.
Benefits of Spay/Neuter Surgery
Surgery promotes better behavior, reduces pet overpopulation, and can even extend your pet’s life. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits:
Spay and neuter surgery, by nature, reduces the amount of testosterone in males and estrogen in females. These reproductive hormones are to blame for a few undesirable behaviors including:
- Roaming to find a mate (which could put your pet in harm’s way)
- Urine-spraying (males)
- Yowling and frustration from heat cycles (females)
- Mounting behaviors (males)
- Aggression (males)
With surgery, these behaviors are either significantly curbed or eliminated entirely, giving you a better-behaved pet that is more connected to their human family.
By removing your pet’s reproductive organs, we set them up for a healthier life with you. Spay and neuter surgery helps reduce and even eliminate the risks of developing the following serious medical conditions:
- Pyometra, a serious, often fatal uterine infection
- Prostate problems
- Uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancers
- Testicular cancer
- Mammary gland tumors
Curb Pet Overpopulation
Unwanted litters are the single greatest contributor to pet homelessness and overcrowding in shelters. Unfortunately, many young, healthy pets meet an untimely end because shelters have no room for them. By spaying and neutering your pets, you play an active role in curbing pet overpopulation while saving current shelter pets’ lives.
- Janet P.
This is the first Vet. that I have ever gone to that took such a interest in my puppy. I even emailed him after hours and they responded. It’s more than a business. They really care about what they do.