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Spay and Neuter

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Health Benefits

Spay and neuter procedures are surgical procedures that involve the removal of the reproductive organs of pets. These procedures are commonly performed on cats and dogs to prevent unwanted litters and to provide health benefits to pets. 
 
Here are three bullet points to consider regarding spay and neuter procedures:
 

  • Prevent unwanted litters: Spaying and neutering are the most effective ways to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens. Every year, millions of cats and dogs are euthanized in animal shelters because of overpopulation, so spaying and neutering pets is an important way to help reduce these numbers. 

 

  • Health benefits: Spaying and neutering can provide various health benefits to pets, including reducing the risk of certain types of cancers and infections. Spaying female pets can help prevent mammary tumors and uterine infections, while neutering male pets can help prevent testicular cancer and certain prostate problems.

 

  • Timing of procedure: Spay and neuter procedures are generally performed around 6-8 months of age, but the timing of the procedure can vary depending on the pet's breed, size, and health status. Some veterinarians may recommend delaying the procedure until the pet is fully mature to prevent potential health problems, while others may recommend early spay and neuter to prevent unwanted behaviors like marking or aggression.

 
Dr. Chiang and Dr. Navia would be happy discuss the options and any potential risks associated with the spay and neuter procedure beforehand.
 
Ultimately, the decision to spay or neuter a pet is a personal one and should be based on the individual needs and circumstances of the pet and their owner.

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South Pasadena Animal Hospital offers a wide range of services for companion animals of all shapes and sizes.  Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment 

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