Spay and Neuter FAQ
Are you thinking about getting your pet spayed or neutered? A veterinarian from our team at Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, NY, would love to help you out. Below are some frequently asked questions about spay & neuter surgeries.
What Are Spay & Neuter Surgeries?
Spay & neuter surgeries are done to remove the reproductive organs of male and female animals. Spaying is the surgical removal of female reproductive parts and neutering is the surgical removal of male reproductive parts. These are both very common procedures performed at veterinary clinics across the country.
What Are the Benefits of Spay & Neuter?
There are many benefits to spaying or neutering your pet. The most common benefit is the prevention of unwanted pregnancies, which helps keep the kitten and puppy population down. Too many puppies and kittens are put down because of surprise and unwanted pregnancies, which resulted in a litter that no one wanted.
Spaying or neutering your pet can also help reduce health issues and negative behaviors in both male and females, as well. Certain types of cancers and other health issues in both males and females can be reduced or eliminated by getting your cat or dog neutered or spayed in a timely fashion.
Negative behaviors in both males and females can be reduced once they are spayed or neutered. Females will not go into heat, where they will cry, yowl, or pace around. Males will not want to wander, spray their territory, or fight other males once neutered.
How Old Does My Kitten or Puppy Need to Be to Have the Surgery?
Kittens and puppies can be spayed or neutered as early as 8 weeks of age. By getting your puppy or kitten spayed or neutered early, they won’t develop bad habits or behaviors that are related to seeking a mate. Mature cats and dogs can also be spayed or neutered without any negative health effects.
How Can a Veterinarian at Central Animal Hospital Help?
Make an appointment with a veterinarian here at Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, NY, at your earliest convenience. Once we examine your pet to make sure they are fit for surgery, we can schedule the procedure for them to get spayed or neutered. Please contact us if you have other questions about surgeries for spaying or neutering your pet. We are here to help you out.
Visit Our Scarsdale Veterinarian
Make an appointment as soon as you can to get your pet spayed or neutered at our facility. You can visit us at Central Animal Hospital, 317 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale, NY, 10583. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling us at 914-723-1250.