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DOG NEUTER (castration) AND SPAY (ovariohysterectomy)
Tens of thousands of unwanted dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are enough to convince most of us to spay and neuter our pets but there are many other benefits as well. Spay and neuters involve the removal of the internal reproductive organs. These procedures keep the pet population healthy but decrease your pets’ risk of some cancers and infections of the reproductive tract.
This should be done at 4 to 6 months of age in most dogs, but some breeds of dogs may need to be spayed after they are full grown. Tens of thousands of unwanted dogs and puppies are enough to convince most of us to spay our dogs.
Castration is the removal of both testicles to prevent unwanted puppies, unwanted behavior (fighting, urine marking, roaming), testicular cancer, most serious perineal disease and almost all prostate disease. It will make your dog a more family-oriented pet, and give him a better chance for a long and healthy life by keeping him home, safe from dogfight wounds and infections, being lost or stolen, car accidents, and so forth.
Ovariohysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and the both ovaries to prevent pregnancy, pyometra (a fatal infection of the uterus) and cancers of the reproductive tract. If done before the first heat, it prevents most mammary cancers as well. It also keeps your dog home more, so life is generally safer-fewer chances to get lost or stolen, fewer dog fights, fewer dog accidents, and so forth.
To schedule a spay or neuter appointment call (707) 578-1228.
SPAY AND NEUTER
Larkfield Veterinary Hospital offers affordable spays and neuters with high-quality compassionate care. Our spay and neuter patients receive:
We perform spays and neuters Monday through Friday. Appointments are required.
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