Think of spay and neuter as birth control for your pet! Both are simple surgical procedures in which the animal’s reproductive organs are removed. A spay is done for females; neuter is for males.

We recommend you spay/neuter your pet between 4-6 months of age.

Why spay your female dogs and cats:

  • Reduces the risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer, especially if done before the first heat cycle.
  • Reduces the number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies.
  • Lessens her desire to roam, so she’s less likely to get lost or get into fights with other animals.
  • She will no longer have heat cycles; therefore, males will not be attracted.
  • Helps female dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.

Why neuter your male dogs and cats:

  • Eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.
  • Diminishes aggressive behavior.
  • Lessens his desire to roam, therefore the animal is less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents.
  • Reduces or eliminates spraying and marking.
  • Helps male dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.

And the most important reason to spay or neuter your pet (drum roll, please!):  you’re helping put an end to pet overpopulation in the community!

If your pet is not yet spayed or neutered, please make an appointment now at the Hearts Alive Vet Clinic. We offer low cost spay/neuter services. Simply email to book your procedure.