Spay & Neuter
When you think about spaying or neutering your pet, you think of over population, pet homeless crisis, and euthanize health animals.
But when you spay and neuter your pet you are also giving your pet a healthier and longer life span.
Spaying your female pet helps prevent breast tumors as well as uterine infections called pyometra. The tumors are usually cancerous, 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. If your pet is diagnosed with pyometra and not treated it will be fatal.
Neutering your male pet will help prevent prostate infections and problems as well as testicular cancer in their future.
Spaying and neutering your pet may also reflect on their behavior. Many pets seem to "settle down" after they have been spayed or neutered. Your male pet may not spray any longer or try to mount other animals or objects.
Spaying and neutering at Vetria is after 6 months of age. There are facilities that will perform the procedure as early as 8 weeks old. Dr. Jim prefers the pet to be older than 6 months due to growth and hormone changes.
Spaying and Neutering your pet is a outpatient procedure. Slight discomfort after surgery, pain medications given if needed, if no complications, you can pick up your pet the same day.
Call today to schedule your outpatient procedure