You might be thinking, “My pet doesn’t go outside much and when they do, I’m always there to watch them. Do they really need to be spayed or neutered?” At Southcentral Veterinary Services in Bowling Green, our answer is “Yes.” Spay and neuter surgeries are essential for the development and continued good health of dogs and cats. We also regularly perform these procedures as a way to prevent unplanned litters, which can lead to more stray animals, overcrowded shelters, and the euthanizing of otherwise healthy animals.
Take the next step towards keeping your pet healthy.
Schedule their spay or neuter today!
The Health and Behavioral Benefits of Spaying/Neutering Your Pet
Choosing to spay or neuter your pet can help reduce their risk of developing certain diseases and engaging in unwanted behaviors.
Dog and Cat Spay
- No longer have their heat cycle, which can be messy and frustrating to deal with
- Are not at risk for ovarian or uterine cancer
- Are not at risk for pyometra, a potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus
- Will be less likely to roam in search of a mate, putting their safety at risk
Dog and Cat Neuter
- Are likely to be less aggressive, especially in proximity to females in heat
- Are not at risk for testicular or prostate cancer
- Will be less likely to go roaming in search of a mate, putting themselves at risk for infection or injury
- Will be less likely to engage in urine marking/spraying to mark their territory and mounting
How Soon Should My Pet be Spayed or Neutered?
On average, dogs and cats are usually spayed and neutered between 4-6 months of age. However, this depends on your pet’s health, breed, and their skeletal development, which can be affected if they are spayed or neutered too soon. We can help you choose the best time to spay/neuter your pet when we see them for their exam. Whatever questions you have, we’ll be more than happy to answer them for you!
Call (270) 282-2564 to schedule your pet’s surgery or veterinary consultation!