Jeffersonville Pet Spay & Neuter
Prevent Roaming Behavior & Overpopulation of Cats & Dogs
We provide customized veterinary care for our patients in Jeffersonville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky at Eastside Animal Hospital. Like humans, pets are unique and different from one to the next. When our patients are spayed and neutered can vary. Once your pet is spayed or neutered, they may experience several medical and behavioral benefits. By educating our clients on the best time for this surgery, we’re able to give your pet the most out of this important procedure.
The Benefits of Having Your Pet Spayed or Neutered
When you have your pet spayed or neutered, they are less likely to exhibit negative behavior and develop certain medical issues. Intact cats and dogs are very clever at finding ways to escape your yard or home to look for a mate. Pet spay and neuter surgery reduces roaming behavior, which can result in them becoming lost or injured. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing you’re not contributing to animal overpopulation. Pets can have multiple litters throughout their lifetime starting at a young age.
Other benefits of spay and neuter surgery include:
- The incidence of mammary gland tumors is reduced in females, which are often malignant.
- The incidence of uterine and ovarian cancers is reduced in females.
- The incidence of testicular cancer is eliminated in males.
- The incidence of prostate disease is reduced in males.
- Mounting behavior is reduced or eliminated in males.
- Urine spraying and marking is reduced or eliminated in males and females.
When Dogs & Cats Should Be Spayed or Neutered
Though there’s no definite answer to when pets should be spayed or neutered in Jeffersonville, there are general ages our clients have the procedure done on their pet. Cats can have their first heat earlier than dogs, so we like to see them in for pet spay or neuter surgery by six months old. For dogs, the traditional age is six to nine months old, but larger dogs and certain breeds may receive more benefits if they wait longer. It’s not unusual for certain dogs to be 24-months old when they are spayed or neutered. The procedure also depends on your pet’s lifestyle, comfort level, and ability to deal with heat cycles and roaming behavior. Please discuss the best time to have your pet spayed or neutered at your pet’s next wellness examination. It’s the perfect time to determine a schedule of care for your four-legged friend.
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“The vets have all been fantastic: knowledgeable, caring, and informative.”- Kim Parish
“Everyone at Eastside was so personable, and it was very clear they really loved animals!”- Mary Rademaker
“They were extremely thorough in figuring out what was with my little furry one.”- Dylan Adams