Spay & Neuter From Goshen Animal Clinic
Millions of unwanted dogs and cats are put down each year, and virtually every one of these could have been avoided by having the parent animals undergo a simple spay & neuter procedure. As any reputable veterinarian will tell you, having your pet spayed or neutered is great preventative medicine as well as being good for the community. At Goshen Animal Clinic we recommend this procedure for all of our pet patients, preferably early in their first year.
What is Spaying & Neutering?
Dogs and cats don't necessarily have to be parents in order to be healthy. In fact, in many ways, it's better for them to never have produced a litter. Spaying and neutering are minor surgical procedures that sterilize pets and leave them incapable of producing puppies or kittens. In virtually all cases your pet will spend one night in our clinic and go home the next day. After a couple of days of recovery, your pet will be her old self, just with a healthier future and a long life ahead of her.
Benefits of the Procedures
Strays and packs of feral dogs and cats are becoming a larger problem each year in many communities. Running shelters and dealing with wild pets takes money from city budgets that could better be spent elsewhere. Spaying and neutering pets put a big dent in the number of stray animals in a city.
Even if your pet never leaves the house to produce an unwanted litter, he'd be missing out on some real health benefits by not having the procedure done. Sterilized pets live years longer, mostly because of benefits like:
- Getting rid of the possibility of developing certain types of cancer
- Eliminating the urge to roam, and avoiding the chance of auto accidents
- Avoiding going into heat
In addition, your male pet won't have the urge to spray around the house and your pets will be calmer and better behaved, in general.
When to Spay or Neuter
There's no reason to allow your pet to produce a litter before having the procedure done. We recommend having your pet spayed or neutered before she's six months old, although we can do it as early as eight weeks, as long as she's large enough. Older dogs can still undergo the procedure; they simply take a little longer for the healing process than younger pets.
Call Our Prospect Office
If your pet hasn't been spayed or neutered, call our clinic in Prospect for an appointment. Contact us at 502-228-1827 and we'll schedule a visit right away.