We realize hearing your dog or cat needing any kind of surgery can be nerve wracking, but rest assured, at Front Range Veterinary Clinic, we can provide routine spay and neuter surgery, which can offer a range of benefits for your dog or cat. We typically recommend scheduling spay and neuter surgery when your pet is
SIX MONTHS OLD,
however this may vary depending on your pet’s breed and size.
Why Should I Have My Pet Spayed or Neutered?
Our team recommends having all pets spayed or neutered around 6 months of age to help prevent various health and behavioral issues and therefore improve your pet’s quality of life. Spay and neuter surgery can have numerous positive impacts on your pet’s life and overall health such as:
Heat cycles are uncomfortable and cause female dogs and cats to seek the attention of male pets in the area causing all pets involved to roam, which puts them in danger. Spay surgery performed prior to your pet’s first heat cycle can prevent heat cycles completely and save your pet from any discomfort.
Spaying and neutering your pets provide additional benefits to their health as well. These benefits vary between male and female pets, including:
- Inhibits uterine infections
- Reduces the risk of breast tumors
- Prevents testicular cancer
- Stops specific prostate issues
Male dogs and cats can present varying unwanted behaviors including spraying, mounting, or roaming. Having your pet neutered at a young age can eliminate these behaviors and make for a more friendly companion.
Spay and neuter surgeries sterilize your pet, which prevents unwanted litters and help decrease the local homeless pet population in our area. This surgery can also help save the lives of pets currently in overpopulated shelters and relieve the pressure on shelters as well!
Our Spay and Neuter Procedure in Fort Collins, CO
We recommend all pets undergo a health evaluation prior to every surgical procedure performed at Front Range Veterinary Clinic. Hearing your pet needs surgery can come with a lot of concerns, and our team is happy to walk you through our surgery process to ensure you are informed about your pet’s healthcare. We can create an anesthesia plan tailored to best suit your dog or cat’s needs, and provide support pre and post-surgery to help make certain your companion has a safe and successful procedure and recovery.