SPAY & NEUTER
One of the most important preventive health decisions you can make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. In addition to reducing overpopulation, studies show that pets live longer and healthier lives when they have been spayed or neutered.
Spaying includes removing the ovaries and uterus of a female animal, which helps eliminate many reproductive related complications and provides lifelong health benefits. Neutering includes removing the testicles of your male dog or cat, which helps regulate the kind of hormonal surges that can cause hyper-activity, irritability and aggression, and can vastly improve his mood and behavior.
As with all surgeries the emphasis starts with patient safety. Surgeries to spay or neuter your pet are outpatient procedures, and most pets recover quickly and are able to go home by late afternoon or early evening. As the pet parent, your job is to commit to good post-operative home care, by checking the incision daily and restricting exercise until the wound has healed, normally 5-7 days later.
Surgery costs are as follows:
- Neuter Male Cat – $45.00
- Neuter Male Dog – $55.00
- Spay Female Cat – $85.00
- Spay Female Dog – $120.00