Spay/Neuter Surgery

We suggest that all pets should be surgically neutered for many reasons:


Females: (Spaying - Ovariohysterectomy)

  • Prevents signs of estrus (heat).

  • Prevents blood stains on the carpet from the “heat” cycle.

  • Decreases surplus of puppies and kittens.

  • Decreases the chance of developing breast tumors later in life.

  • Decreases the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life.

  • Anesthesia is much less of a risk at a younger age.

  • Prevents breast development if done before breeding age.


Males:  (Neutering - Castration)

  • Decreases the desire to roam the neighborhood.

  • Decreases aggression.

  • Decreases incidence of prostate cancer later in life.

  • Prevents odor of male cat urine.

  • Prevents male cat spraying and marking furniture and walls.


Your community will also benefit!

Unwanted animals are a very real concern.  Spaying and neutering prevents the overpopulation of animals living on the street who suffer from malnutrition and health problems and overcrowd our shelters.


Facts about Spaying/Neutering:

Spaying does not cause a pet to get fat or lazy, nor does it alter their personality. Your cat or dog's personality does not fully develop until two years of age.  Aggression and viciousness are not the result of surgery. It is much easier on the pet to be spayed before going through a “heat” cycle, due to the smaller size of the reproductive tract. The best age to spay or neuter pets is 5 - 6 months of age. Surgery is performed painlessly while your pet is under general anesthesia.  Surgical risk is very slight due to modern anesthesia and techniques, and postsurgical pain is minimal.  Most pets go home the same day surgery is performed.

Henrietta Animal Hospital

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