Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter

Spaying is a surgical procedure that renders your female dog or cat infertile. This procedure involves the removal of your pet’s ovaries and uterus, and is performed under a general anesthetic.

Neutering is a surgical procedure that renders your male dog or cat infertile. This procedure involves the removal of your pet’s testicles, and is performed under a general anesthetic.

Spay/Neuter benefits:
Prevents overpopulation – Since many pets are euthanized for lack of a good home, these procedures are insurance against this practice.

Promotes health – The procedure helps prevent cancer, uterine infections, prostate problems and more.

Control behavior – Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates many problem behaviors such as urine marking, aggression, and roaming.

At North Carrollton Veterinary Hospital, in Carrollton,TX, we would love to help take care of your pets. Call us today at (972) 492-0431, to schedule an appointment.

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.