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Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter

Many pet owners opt to spay or neuter their pets, and spaying and neutering are important for reducing pet overpopulation. What are the options? If you decide to spay or neuter your pet, you have options. Discuss the options with us so you can make a decision that’s right for you, your family and your pet.

Will spaying or neutering cause my pet to become overweight and lazy?

Spaying or neutering your pet will not necessarily make your pet become overweight and lazy. Heredity, diet, and what type of exercise has more influence on the weight and attitude of your pet than does the surgery.

Is spaying or neutering dangerous?

There is always a risk while a patient is under general anesthesia, whether the patient is human or animal. Veterinary procedures are very similar to human medical procedures. The risk is very small in healthy animals and we take extra precautions for your pet’s comfort, safety, and recovery.

Should I wait until my pet has had a litter?

The answer to this question is NO.

When is the best time to have my pet undergo this procedure?

The best age for spaying and neutering is around five months of age. The first heat cycle in a female cat usually occurs around this time. Neutering your pet prevents many undesirable behavior patterns.

North Carrollton Veterinary Hospital offers FREE microchipping with all spay & neuter procedures.