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Spay and Neuter

The Importance of Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Bloomfield Hills

When you welcome a new furry bundle of joy to your family, it’s important to make their health a priority. Puppies and kittens will need to see a veterinarian right away so we can assess their health and establish a relationship with them while they are young. It’s also a prudent time to discuss their dog and cat spay and neuter options.

Ready to talk with a vet about your cat and dog's neuter or spay? Call us at (248) 646-1669 or book an appointment online by clicking the button below!

Finding the Right Time for Surgery

Spay and neuter surgeries require appropriate timing for your pet to reap the most benefits. While the general guideline is that pets should have the surgery after 6 months of age, that timeline can vary based on several factors. A discussion with your veterinarian will help pinpoint the best schedule for your individual pet.

Benefits of Dog and Cat Spay and Neuter

Dogs and cats receive many benefits from spay or neuter surgery. The lack of hormones helps to mellow their behavior (some of which could cause them harm), and by removing their reproductive organs, they are spared the chance of developing dangerous diseases. The benefits for your pets include:

Females

  • No longer have messy and frustrating heat cycles
  • Have no desire to roam to find a mate
  • Are less likely to practice urine-marking behavior
  • Have a significantly reduced risk of developing mammary gland tumors
  • Have no risk of developing pyometra, a serious uterine infection
  • Have no risk of uterine or ovarian cancers

Males

  • Are generally less aggressive
  • Have no desire to roam to find a mate
  • Are less likely to practice mounting or urine-marking behavior
  • Have a reduced risk of developing prostate problems
  • Have no risk of developing testicular cancer

The benefits go deeper than just those for your pet! By spaying or neutering your pets, you help cut down on the problem of pet overpopulation. Unwanted litters often end up in shelters, and too many shelters are already at capacity. This results in untimely euthanasia for healthy pets. When you decide to sterilize your pet, you save many more from a sad fate.

Book your cat or dog's neuter or spay appointment online or call us at (248) 646-1669!

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