Spay & Neuter Surgeries
Mean Better Lives for Pets
When you first adopt or purchase your new furry family member, you'll need to consider whether or not to sterilize them. Spay and neuter surgeries are such an important step to take for their long-term wellbeing. By relieving pets of their ability to reproduce, they actually end up living happier and healthier lives. They are no longer driven by the desire to find a mate, and so can be more attentive to you and your family. What’s more is that your pets also avoid serious reproductive diseases. Call us at (219) 865-3737 to discuss your pet's options.
Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgeries
Without reproductive organs producing hormones, spay and neuter surgery relieves pets of some undesirable behaviors and gives them some added health boosters, too.
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In addition to these benefits to your pet, spay and neuter surgeries also prevent unwanted litters which cut back on the homeless pet population. Many shelters are already at capacity and cannot take in more pets. This leads to untimely and unfortunate euthanasia for too many healthy animals. When you sterilize your pet, you help save more pets from this sad fate.
Your Pet’s Spay and Neuter Timeline
Typically, the timeline for surgery is at 6 months of age. However, different factors, such as your pet’s gender and breed, could warrant an earlier or later surgery. Our team's goal is to make sure your pet reaps the most benefits out of this surgery, and sometimes that means shifting the timeline. For instance, female pets, particularly kittens, receive greater benefits if they are spayed before their first heat cycle, which could be as early as about 4 months. Meanwhile, larger breed dogs benefit more from a later surgery, at about 12 months of age, due to some developmental concerns.