If your pet hasn’t been spayed or neutered, we recommend bringing them to Chino Valley Animal Hospital, where we are committed to ensuring the pets of Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, and the surrounding areas receive the best possible care, including spay and neuter surgeries. Our team can provide an evaluation and help you determine when is best for your companion to have their spay or neuter surgery. Having your pet spayed or neutered can help improve their quality of life by preventing or reducing the risk of certain health and behavioral issues.
Schedule your dog or cat’s spay or neuter surgery at Chino Valley Animal Hospital today!
When Should My Pet Be Spayed or Neutered?
Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination of your dog or cat to determine when is best to have their spay or neuter surgery. We usually recommend most pets have their surgery when they are 6-8 months old, or once they completed their puppy and kitten vaccinations. We understand that each pet is unique, and your veterinarian will help determine the best course of action to meet your pet’s specific needs.
How Does Spay and Neuter Surgery Benefit My Pet?
Spay and neuter surgery can help increase life expectancy as “fixed” pets are less likely to roam or get into fights with other animals. All animals can benefit from spay and neuter procedures, as it can decrease the homeless pet population in Yavapai County and relieve stress on overcrowded animal shelters in our area. This procedure can also provide the following health and behavioral benefits:
- Stops the heat cycle
- Reduces the chances of developing mammary cancer or pyometra
- Eradicates aggressive behavior such as roaming, spraying, or mounting
- Decreases the risk prostate cancer and completely prevents testicular cancer