Spaying and neutering your pet is not only a benefit to your community by preventing overpopulation, it is also a benefit to your pet. It may prevent onset of certain reproductive cancers as well as certain urinary, rectal, and hernia problems that can develop later in life. This procedure may also alter bad behaviors, such as “spraying” by cats or aggression.
Our animal hospital recommends a new pet exam soon after adoption to determine health status, determine a vaccine schedule, and discuss other recommendations such as diet and when to spay or neuter.
Prior to surgery, Sierra Vet Hospital will check for retained baby teeth, umbilical hernias, and testicles that have not descended. If our vets find any abnormalities, they will notify you and discuss the best possible care for your pet.
Sierra Veterinary Hospital recommends spaying and neutering of all pets that will not be used in controlled breeding programs. We feel the surgery is in the best interest of your pet.