Neutering your pet is the most effective strategy to reduce the number of animals in shelters.
Neutering your pet has various benefits. The procedure prevents male animals from reproducing and can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.
By neutering your pet, you reduce or eliminate the risk of prostate and testicular cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable behaviours, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet can help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure their safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
To set up an appointment to have your pet neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us or stop by so we can address your concerns.
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