Spay / Neuter

All pets not intended for breeding should be surgically spayed/neutered for many important reasons. In addition to improved health and behavior resulting from this surgery, you will be doing your part to reduce unwanted pet populations. Millions of unwanted animals are euthanized each year because good homes are limited and most pets simply cannot be adopted out.

The Benefits

Females:

  • Prevents signs of heat
  • Prevents blood stains from heat
  • Decreases chance of breast tumors
  • Eliminates chance of cystic ovaries
  • Eliminates chance of uterine infections
  • No unwanted pregnancies or offspring

Males:

  • Prostate cancer incidence reduced
  • Testicular disease eliminated
  • Decreases roaming
  • Decreases aggression
  • Eliminates undesirable sexual behavior.

Your pet will not get fat or lazy because of this surgery nor will their personality change in any way. Diet, exercise and heredity have much more influence on the weight and attitude of your pet. We highly recommend surgery be performed any time between four and six months of age.

At Valley Veterinary Hospital all pets undergoing routine surgery with general anesthesia have pre anesthetic blood tests for safety as well as pre and post surgical medications for pain, pain medication to go home, and a post-op healing laser treatment. All of these services are included in our basic price which can be found in our current routine price document.