Why Do You Need to Neuter Your Puppy?


Neutering your dog is an important step in helping your pet live a long and healthy life.  In addition to the numerous medical benefits, it also helps reduce overpopulation by keeping the number of stray puppies and kittens down.  

Neutering FAQs:

What is the difference between spaying and neutering?
Neutering is for male dogs, while spaying is for female dogs.  Your pets gender will tell us which procedure your pet needs to undergo.

Is neutering a safe procedure?
Of course!  Neutering is a common medical procedure and our staff take the utmost pride and care in your pet’s experience at our practice.

When should I neuter my pet?
Neutering can be done as early as two months (or two pounds).  However, the average age for neutering is four months.

What are the health benefits of neutering?
Male dogs have a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer and eliminate the risk of developing testicular cancer.  This procedure can also help reduce some behavioral problems, such as roaming, marking and aggression.

If you have any questions about neutering, don’t hesitate to contact our office!  We are here to answer all of the questions you have about your pets health.  Contact one of our offices below to schedule a spaying/neutering appointment.

The Cat Hospital

5th Avenue Cat Clinic

Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital

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