Pet Spay & Neuter
Learn more about our pet spay & neuter services below.
Pet Spay & Neuter in Alachua, FL
Spaying and neutering is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Spaying and neutering your pets at the appropriate life stage is extremely important for population control, prevention of undesirable behavior issues, and prevention of several conditions, including cancer. Spaying is the surgical removal of a female pet’s ovaries and uterus and is typically performed when the pet is between four and six months old. Neutering is the surgical removal of a male pet’s testicles and is typically performed when the pet is between six and eight months old. In order to lower the risk of mammary cancer in spayed animals, it is more important to try to have the surgery performed PRIOR to their first heat cycle. In dogs that have experienced one or more heat cycles, there is a statistically significant increase in the risk of mammary/breast cancer.
The surgery is typically quick and relatively painless, and most pets recover quickly. Recovery times vary depending on the individual pet, but most pets are back to their normal activity levels within a week. In addition, spaying and neutering can help to reduce pet anxiety and aggression, making them more enjoyable companions. The procedure, which prevents animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. If you are unsure whether or not to spay or neuter your pet, please contact us for more information.