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Pet Spay and Neuter

Understanding Spay and Neuter

Spaying and neutering are surgical procedures performed to sterilize pets and prevent them from reproducing. In female pets, spaying involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus, while neutering in male pets involves the removal of the testicles. These procedures are typically performed when pets are young, between the ages of six months to one year, although they can be done at any age.

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Benefits of Pet Spay and Neuter

Spaying and neutering offer numerous benefits for pets and their owners, including:

  • Population Control: By spaying and neutering pets, we can help reduce pet overpopulation and the number of homeless animals in shelters.
  • Health Benefits: Spaying and neutering can reduce the risk of certain reproductive cancers and eliminate the risk of uterine infections (pyometra) in female pets.
  • Behavioral Benefits: Neutering male pets can reduce aggression, roaming, and marking behaviors, while spaying female pets can eliminate the heat cycle and associated behaviors such as yowling and pacing.
  • Community Health: Spaying and neutering can also help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and reduce the likelihood of pet-related injuries and conflicts in neighborhoods.

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Services

At the Animal Hospital of Sussex County, we understand the importance of making spay and neuter services accessible to all pet owners. That’s why we offer low-cost spay and neuter options for pets in our community. Our goal is to make it easy and affordable for pet owners to do their part in controlling pet overpopulation and promoting responsible pet ownership.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

We recommend spaying or neutering your pet at a young age to maximize the health and behavioral benefits. In general, puppies and kittens can be spayed or neutered as early as eight weeks old, although the exact timing may vary depending on the individual pet and breed. Our veterinarians will work with you to determine the best age for your pet’s spay or neuter surgery based on their health, size, and breed.

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