Our veterinarians recommend that your pet be spayed or neutered at around six months of age. For females dogs and cats, this normally comes just before her first heat cycle. Having the surgery prior to the first cycle completely eliminates the risk of breast cancer.
For male dogs and cats, this comes before they become sexually mature and begin urine marking. Neutering also makes males less likely to fight and wander, reducing their chances of coming in contact with poisons, being hit by a car, or simply getting lost.
All pets must be current on the following core vaccines before surgery:
As an AAHA-accredited hospital, we follow extensive safety protocols to protect your pet during and after surgery. Our safety procedures include: