Spay and Neuter FAQ

spay and neuterSpay and neuter are surgical procedures to remove the reproductive organs. But many pet owners have concerns about whether to spay or neuter their pet and, if so, when to do it.

Questions like these are par for the course in veterinary medicine, and at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital, we talk to clients all the time about this procedure. We thought we’d share the most frequently asked questions (and answers!) to help put your mind at ease and give you some things to consider.

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Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet? It’s an Act of Love!

Two friendly domestic catIt may seem like a good idea to wait to spay or neuter your pet – or forego the procedure altogether – but this choice can be costly for both of you. With so many homeless pets facing euthanasia each year, it makes sense to prevent unwanted litters. However, did you know your pet’s health can also be improved by this simple procedure?

Sterilization

When we spay or neuter your pet, it involves the surgical sterilization of specific reproductive organs while under general anesthesia. Continue…