We believe getting your dog spayed or neutered has many benefits for your pet and for the pet population. Spaying and neutering help to control the number of pets without a home, that end up in shelters. There are also health and behavioral benefits too.
What does neutering/spaying do to a dog?
When your dog gets spayed or neutered, they go under anesthetic and one of our veterinarians surgically removes their reproductive organs.
Why is it important to neuter/spaying my dog?
It is important to spay and neuter your dog not only from preventing unwanted pregnancies it will also help to prevent serious health concerns. When a female gets spayed, she is no longer at risk for pyometra, an infection in the uterus that can be life-threatening.
How old should a dog be before they are neutered/spayed?
We spay and neuter dogs starting at 6 months of age. For a female, this is usually before her first heat. We can spay or neuter a dog at any age, so if you have an older dog we still recommend getting them spayed or neutered. For females, if they have just had a heat, we want to wait 12 weeks after she has finished her heat to get her spayed.