Spay and Neuter

Spay and Neuter Services for Your Pet

If you have a new pet joining your family, it’s important to make sure that it is spayed or neutered for effective birth control and a long, happy life. If this is your first time looking into a spay or neuter procedure, you may have a few questions. The following are some questions that our clients asked our vets from Evans East Animal Hospital about the procedure.

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Is There a Difference Between Spay and Neuter?

Yes. Spaying involves removing the ovaries and uterus of a female animal. Neutering is a procedure that removes both testicles of the male animal.

How Old Should My Pet Be to Have the Spay or Neuter Procedure?

If you are wondering how old to spay or neuter, it’s never too early to plan for the procedure. Some pets can have the spay or neuter procedure when they are between the ages of six to eight weeks. While others, it is advisable to have the surgery before or around six months of age. Older pets can also be spayed or neutered, but extra precautions may need to be taken.

Will Spaying and Neutering Cause Any Health Problems?

No. On the contrary, spay and neuter surgery actually have health and behavioral benefits. They can help eliminate prostate cancer in males and lessen the risk of developing breast cancer and uterine infections in females. Spay and neuter surgery can also reduce the chances of contracting diseases or getting injured in fights or mating. They can even help reduce the need to mark territory with urine or call for a mate.

Is Spaying or Neutering Safe?

Yes. Spay and neuter surgery is safe for healthy pets. However, as with all surgeries, there are some innate risks and complications that can develop, but these are relatively rare. Our vets can talk over with you about the risks and complications of spay and neuter surgery.

Where Can I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

You can bring your pet to Evans East Animal Hospital! Our team of vets will conduct a complete health evaluation of your pet to determine if it is healthy enough to have the procedure, and we will go over with you about what to expect from the surgery. 

Contact Our Vet Professionals in Denver

Do you want to know more or arrange an appointment for spaying or neutering? Contact Evans East Animal Hospital in the Denver area today at 303-757-7881, and we can help you out!

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