Our veterinarians routinely perform spay and neuter surgeries here in Auburndale, FL. Both dogs and cats benefit from these procedures, which prevent unwanted litters and decrease a variety of disease risks, too.
We care about the health and safety of our community, and with responsible spaying and neutering, we can reduce the stray animal population and help to prevent the needless euthanizing of animals in crowded shelters. If you have any concerns or questions about our spay and neuter procedures, we would be happy to give you the information you need.
Contact us today at (863) 967-5854 to schedule a consultation with us!
Reasons to Spay and Neuter
Dogs and Cats
We recommend spay and neuter surgeries for virtually all pets, because spaying and neutering can reduce an animal’s risk for reproductive issues that may develop as they get older. Below are some of the diseases that may be prevented or reduced.
- Pyometra (uterine infection)
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Mammary gland tumors
- Testicular cancer
- Prostate cancer
When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Timing is important when it comes to spaying and neutering. Our veterinary team in Auburndale, FL can help you determine the best time to spay/neuter your companion to minimize disease risks and maximize their health and longevity.
One of the main determining factors for spaying and neutering at the right time is breed. Larger dog breeds need more time for their joints to finish growing. If they undergo a spay or neuter procedure before this process is complete, they could end up with joint problems.
Cats and small and medium-sized dogs are less at risk for joint problems, but their health and age still need to be considered before they go into surgery. Most pets can be spayed/neutered around 6 months of age, but overall, this depends on how healthy they are, and how much growing (if any) they have left.
Get in touch with us to book an appointment for your pet. Call (863) 967-5854 today, or book online.