For cats and dogs, spaying and neutering procedures are essential. You can help stop future illness outbreaks and overpopulation by spaying and neutering animals.
Pet Spay/Neuter in Las Vegas, NV
Our veterinarians at South Valley Veterinary Hospital frequently recommend spaying or neutering at one year of age to reduce unintended pregnancies and lower the chance of other health issues. Read more about our spay/neuter services in the sections below.
There are both medical and behavioral reasons to have your dog or cat surgically spayed or neutered. Spayed and neutered pets are less apt to roam, decreasing the risk of fights or traumas such as being hit by a vehicle. Cats that are spayed and neutered are less prone to urine-marking behavior.
Spaying a female dog or cat decreases the risk of breast cancer, especially if done before the first heat cycle. Other health benefits of spaying include avoiding uterine cancer and preventing the life-threatening uterine infection called pyometra.
Neutering male dogs has the benefits of eliminating testicular cancer, reducing prostatic disease, decreasing aggression, as well as decreasing behavior problems such as urine marking and roaming.
Please note there are various options when spaying or neutering your pet. Call to speak to a veterinary team member to discuss your pet’s individualized needs. Additional costs may apply to pets in heat, pregnant, or with other health concerns.