Neutering your pet has many benefits. Neutering will not dramatically change your pet’s personality for the better or worse. By neutering your pet, you’re reducing or eliminating his risk for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Neutering will also reduce or eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying. In addition, neutering your pet will help control the dog and cat overpopulation problem, keeping more animals out of shelters.
Neutering, which involves removing the testicles, is a surgical procedure and does need to be performed with the pet under anesthesia. We follow strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure his safety. Please see the descriptions under Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring for more information on what we do to keep your pet safe.
To set up an appointment to have your pet neutered or to learn more about this procedure, please call or visit our clinic.
However, there are many people that feel that neutering may adversely affect bone and muscle development in certain breeds. We offer vasectomy options in these cases.
If you are struggling with the decision of whether to neuter your pet, please call us so we can discuss your options.