Spay and neuter surgery for
south loop pets

Have you recently welcomed a new puppy or kitten into your home? Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, we would love to meet them too! An initial check-up as soon as possible is helpful in giving your new pet a head start on their health. We can address any problems common in newborns such as worms or other parasites, as well as offer you advice on what to expect as they grow.

One of the most important things we will talk about is a spay and neuter surgery. Sterilization helps your pet live a longer, happier life, and it also prevents unwanted litters, which cause overpopulation and overcrowding in shelters. This results in too many lost lives to euthanasia, but fixing your pet can help make a difference.

The many benefits of spay and neuter

Beyond being the answer to the problem of pet overpopulation, sterilizing your pet offers them a wide range of benefits. These benefits include those that are behavioral as well as medical:

Female pets:

  • Less inclination to roam
  • No heat cycles, meaning no bleeding or frustration
  • Zero chance of dangerous uterine infections or cancer
  • Reduced risk of breast cancer

Male pets:

  • Less inclination to roam
  • Urine marking is reduced
  • Curbs aggression
  • Reduces the chance of prostate problems
  • No risk of testicular cancer
Spay and Neuter Surgery in Chicago: Woman Holds Cat

Guidelines for pet sterilization

Generally, puppies and kittens have a spay and neuter surgery at about 6 months old. However, we’re big believers in individualized care, so not all pets are on the exact same timeline. For example, females receive the most benefits if spayed before their first heat cycle, so it may be necessary to perform the surgery a bit sooner. Furthermore, larger dog breeds have more health benefits if they have the surgery later, at around 12 months of age. Your pet’s individual health conditions can also delay or speed up a spay and neuter surgery, so the best thing you can do for them is bring them in as soon as possible. Once we’re able to make a full health evaluation, we’ll talk with you about what’s best for your pet.

Schedule your consultation appointment today for spay and neuter surgery!

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