Spay and Neuter Surgery Services From Your Marana Veterinarian
Do you have a new dog or cat at home? One of the first things that responsible pet owners have on their to-do list is to bring their animal companion in to see their Marana veterinarian for spay or neutering services.
What Are the Benefits of Getting Your Pet Spayed or Neutered?
The chief benefit of spaying your dog or cat is to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. There are already so many abandoned pets living on the streets and in shelters that thoughtful pet owners arrange for having their pets spayed and neutered to bring down pet overpopulation.
Additional benefits include:
- Spaying reduces uterine infections as well as breast cancer in cats and dogs
- Neutered male dogs will stop straying from home, trying to mate
- Spayed females will no longer go into heat, ceasing their howling or urinating to attract mates
- Cats and dogs tend to show behavior improvements after being spayed or neutered
Since there are so many benefits to spaying and neutering pets, the last question to address is simply when to schedule this type of pet surgery.
When to Bring Your Pet in for a Procedure
Once you’ve determined that it’s in your animal companion’s best interest to come in for pet surgery, you would be right to wonder when is the best time to bring a dog or cat in for this service.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), you can neuter puppies when they have reached 8 weeks of age (only when the animal is healthy, of course).
It’s best to neuter and spay canines sooner rather than later, but you can always get this service to them when they are adults. Your kitten should also be at least 8 weeks old before spaying or neutering. Keep in mind that you can contact us to set an appointment for spaying or neutering by the age of 5 months to prevent your cat from going into heat and spraying urine or becoming pregnant.
Services Offered at Dove Mountain
We are a veterinary facility that is devoted to providing a range of services to the pets in our local community. Services include:
- Laboratory tests
- Pet examinations
- Spaying and neutering
- Overnight care for sick and injured pets
Make an Appointment to Spay or Neuter Your Animal Companion Today
If you have any questions about our approach to spaying and neutering animals, or are ready to make an appointment to bring your pet in for this procedure, please connect with Dove Mountain Veterinary today. Call us at (520) 448-9690.
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