Spay & Neuter Services in OKC
To neuter your pet is often used in reference to the surgical procedure that prevents both genders from reproduction. However, spaying is the general term used to describe ovariohysterctomy of a female animal and neutering is the term used for the castration of a male animal.
Below, we have answered some of the frequent questions we hear from pet owners in the Oklahoma City area.
When can I Spay or Neuter my pet?
Both procedures can safely be performed on puppies and kittens as early as 20 weeks of age. American Humane Association is just one of the many strong proponents of juvenile or pediatric spay/neuter, since the procedure is healthy for pets and effectively reduces pet overpopulation.
Why should I have my pet neutered?
Animal shelters, both public and private, are faced with an incredible burden—what to do with the overpopulation of dogs and cats that they cannot find homes for. Approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters each year, due to the sheer fact that there are not enough willing adopters. Spaying and neutering ensures you will not be adding to this sad burden.
What are some of the health and behavioral benefits?
Through neutering, you can help your dog or cat live a happier, healthier, longer life.
Spaying eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing of a female cat in heat. Spaying a female dog also eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle.Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer.
Neutering of male dogs and cats can prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression, and the urge to roam. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.
If you have more than one pet in your household, all the pets will generally get along better if they are neutered.
To schedule an appointment for your pet or for more information, call us at (405) 773-5557(405) 773-5557.