Providing Spay and Neuter Services to Hancock County
We are able to provide spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats within our mobile unit just as we would in a stationary, brick-and-mortar hospital. Our vehicle is fully outfitted for spay and neuter procedures and many other soft-tissue surgeries, and contains state-of-the-art anesthesia and monitoring equipment. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats plays an important role in keeping them healthy (and keeping shelter numbers down), and helping animals and people live more happily together.
To schedule a spay or neuter surgery for your pet, call us at (419) 434-1234 or make an appointment online!
What are the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering?
Are spayed and neutered pets really better off? Here are some of the ways these surgeries can improve your pet’s quality of life:
Spaying dogs and cats prevents them from ever going into heat again. It can also reduce their risk for mammary gland tumors, ovarian tumors, pyometra, and other harmful diseases. Spaying your pet can also limit their tendency towards certain behaviors, such as roaming and vocalizing, which often occur when in heat.
Having your dog or cat neutered will obviously prevent them from impregnating another dog or cat, but it can benefit their health and behavior as well. Males that are neutered are also less at risk for testicular cancer and prostate cancer. While neutering (and spaying) does not change a pet’s personality, it can reduce certain hormonal behaviors in males, such as aggressiveness, vocalizing, mounting, and spraying urine.
When to Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering dogs and cats at the proper time can minimize their risk for reproductive diseases. Depending on their size, health, and breed, most pets can undergo their surgery at around 6 months. For larger dog breeds that need more time to grow, it might be best to wait until they are about a year old before scheduling their surgery.