SPAYING AND NEUTERING
WHEN TO GET YOUR DOG NEUTERED - We recommend neutering at 4-6 months of age. Spaying a female before their first heat (usually 6-7 months) helps to reduce their chances of breast cancer. We will sometimes delay the time of spaying or neutering based on your dog's breed or health conditions.
Spay - This is a procedure performed routinely on female dogs to remove the uterus and ovaries in order to stop them from reproducing.
Neuter - This is a procedure performed routinely on male dogs to remove the testicles in order to stop them from reproducing.
SPAYING/NEUTERING AT ALL CREATURES ANIMAL CLINIC
We treat your pets like family. They will receive gentle and attentive care the whole time they are with us. When your dog checks in for surgery, they will receive a full physical examination and be given a sedative. They will receive an IV catheter in their front leg as a safe-guard during anesthesia. A dedicated technician will stay with them 100% of the time while they are under anesthesia and attend to them closely during their recovery period. We use high quality pain medications, anesthetics and suture material. Your dog will go home the same afternoon and will need to return for a no-charge recheck 10-14 days later to examine their incision.
THE TOP REASONS TO NEUTER YOUR PET
- Controlling the pet population - Millions of American pets are euthanized each year as a necessary means of population control. Spaying and neutering your dogs is a responsible and humane way to help control dog populations and limit euthanasia of abandoned dogs.
- Neutering helps pets live longer, healthier lives - Neutering greatly reduces the chance of your pet getting a serious health problem that can be life threatening and expensive to treat, such as breast, uterine and testicular cancer, uterine infections (pyometra) and prostate diseases.
- Neutered pets are less likely to try and escape and roam - Roaming pets are far more likely to get into fights with other animals or have traumatic injuries, such as being hit by a car.
- Neutering helps your home environment remain clean and enjoyable - Neutered males are less likely to mark their territory-your home- with urine. Spayed females don’t go into heat, which keeps them from excessive vocalizing, leaving bloodstains on furniture or floors, and attracting unwanted male visitors to your property.
- Neutered pets get along better with other dogs - Neutered pets are generally more even tempered, are less likely to show aggression to other animals.