Spay/Neuter Procedure

Spaying or neutering pets will prevent them from reproducing in the future, and also provide several other health benefits.

The surgeons at Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital are highly skilled at performing safe spay/neuter procedures because of their high-level training and years of combined experience. We take proactive steps to ensure that the pet receives appropriate care for any associated pain, follow-up check-ups, and ample supervision during and after the procedure.

We recommend that all pets who are not owned by a responsible breeder be spayed or neutered for their health, and for the benefit of the pet population at large. Every year, many pets from unplanned litters end up in homeless shelters or on the streets living as strays. When you spay or neuter your pet, you are helping to keep pets out of animal shelters, and you are freeing up much-needed space for other homeless pets to receive care and be adopted.

The health benefits of the spay/neuter procedure is also an important reason to strongly consider the procedure for your pet.

The following list describes various ways that the spay/neuter procedure protects your pet from various health issues:

  1. Did you know that one out of every four female dogs who are not spayed, after the age of 9, will contract a life-threatening disease of the reproductive system called pyometra? Pyometra is serious infection of the ovaries that requires immediate emergency surgery to save the patient. Unspayed older female cats are also in danger of contracting pyometra. Spaying completely safeguards against this terrible, preventable condition.
  2. Neutered males cannot contract testicular cancer, and are much less likely to contract prostate cancer.
  3. Female dogs who are spayed before their first heat period have a 90% less chance of contracting breast cancer in their lifetimes. After their first heat period, the spay surgery will still decrease their chances, but if done before the first heat period it works best.
  4. Neutered male dogs and cats feel a decreased urge to wander away from home in search of a mate. This will protect them from getting lost, getting in conflict with other animals, or getting hit by cars, and makes them easier to train.

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