Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Amelia, OH

Spaying and neutering pets is beneficial both to the individual pets themselves, and to the greater community. The most important reason we advocate for spay and neuter surgeries is that they prevent unwanted litters, which contribute to the rapid growth of stray animal populations. Stray dogs and cats often live in terrible conditions, but they can also be a health and safety hazard for other animals and people. At All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia, OH, we’re happy to educate pet owners about the need for spaying and neutering, and the many ways they benefit our animal companions.

Let’s talk about your pet’s spay/neuter and what to expect. Give us a call at (513) 797-7387 to schedule an appointment!

Spay and Neuter in Amelia OH

How Does My Pet Benefit from Being Spayed/Neutered?

Are pets really capable of living healthier, longer lives as a result of their spay/neuter? Studies have found a connection between spaying and neutering, and longer lifespans in pets, so we believe it’s possible!

As for how your pet can personally benefit from being spayed or neutered, here are some examples:

Spaying (Females)

  • Can prevent certain reproductive cancers and greatly reduce a pet’s risk for mammary gland tumors (breast cancer)
  • Due to a decrease in hormones and no longer going into heat, females will be less inclined to roam away from home to find a mate
  • Females will no longer be at risk for a condition called pyometra, which infects the uterus (and can be deadly)

Neutering (Males)

  • Will prevent them from getting testicular cancer
  • Lessens the odds of prostate cancer
  • Can limit or prevent aggressiveness, the desire to roam in search of a mate, mounting, and urine spraying
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When to Spay and Neuter Dogs and Cats

Every pet is a unique individual. While many dogs and cats can undergo their spay or neuter surgery at approximately 6 months of age, some pets need to wait longer based on their breed, health history, and other factors.

Make an appointment with your vet to find out when it would be best to spay or neuter your pet. Call us today at (513) 797-7387.