Cat Spays and Neuters

At Green Acres we usually recommend that spays and neuters be preformed at about 6 months of age.  We pick this age because dogs and cats do not generally display sex hormone-caused behaviours (wandering, spraying, heat cycles, etc) at this age, and are considered less of an anesthetic risk than younger animals.  We can make exceptions for special circumstances.


SpaySpays (Females)

Spaying your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents female animals from becoming pregnant and reproducing, can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. Spaying will not change your pet’s personality.

By spaying your female pet, you’re protecting her against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. You also won’t have to worry about her going into heat. This means avoiding the mess that often accompanies the heat cycle in female dogs and the pacing and crying that happens with female cats. In addition, spaying your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Spaying, which involves removing the ovaries and uterus, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure her safety.

Neuters (Males)

Neutering your pet has many benefits. The procedure, which prevents male animals from reproducing, can help your dog or cat

Neutering

live a longer, healthier life. Neutering will not change your pet’s personality.

By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behaviour, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.

Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety.

To set up an appointment to have your pet  spayed or neutered or to learn more about these procedures, please call or visit our clinic. If you are struggling with the decision of whether to spay or neuter your pet, please call us so we can discuss your concerns.


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