Unless you are a breeder or intend to breed your pet, the decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important part of wellness care for your pet’s long term health. Getting your pet spayed or neutered may improve your pet’s longevity, reduce bad behavior, reduce your pet’s urge to roam, as well as reduce the risk of pyometra (a fatal uterine infection), uterine cancer and other cancers of the reproductive system. Spaying or neutering your pet also helps to maintain the pet population.
Spay and neutering procedures at Integrative Animal Hospital are safe, routine procedures. In females, the ovaries and uterus are removed, preferably before her first heat. This may reduce the risk of developing cancers of the reproductive organs. Laparoscopic spays (which are minimally invasive) are performed at our Integrative Animal Hospital location in Orlando. Neutering a male pet involves the removal of both testicles, which may reduce the risk of certain cancers. It also eliminates reproductive ability, and in most cases the desire to spray and roam.
Please call us today if you have any questions about spaying or neutering your pet.