Spay and Neuter
Our veterinary team in Plano is dedicated to improving pets’ lives in many different ways, but spaying and neutering are especially vital for their lifelong health. Furthermore, when we spay and neuter our pets, we benefit not only them but other animals as well. Unwanted litters result in overcrowded shelters and millions of homeless animals all around the country. Spaying and neutering help to control overpopulation and therefore give shelter animals a chance to find a loving home.
What Spaying and Neutering Can Do for Your Pet’s Health
While we highly recommend spay and neuter surgeries because they prevent unwanted pregnancies, they also offer many health benefits, which include:
- No risk of developing ovarian cancer (females) or testicular cancer (males)
- Greatly-reduced mammary cancer risks (females)
- Less risk of developing an enlarged prostate (males)
- Reduced roaming tendencies
- Less aggression, marking/spraying, and mounting furniture or other animals (males)
- Fewer health problems associated with going into heat (females)
Overall, your pet’s behavior and health can benefit significantly following their spay/neuter.
If you’re concerned about your pet’s health and safety before their spay or neuter surgery, please contact us right away.
How Safe is Surgery?
Humane Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital possesses the equipment and staff to perform a broad range of surgical services, from soft tissue to orthopedic. With our skilled team and commitment to the highest possible standards, we make pet surgery the absolute safest it can be. We have:
- A dedicated, sterile surgical suite
- Sterile surgical gowns and caps that we require all staff in the surgery suite to wear
- Individual sterile surgical packs complete with sterile instruments and gauze
- Experienced technicians monitoring your pet’s health at all times
- A system for keeping your pet warm
- Extensive pain management to maintain comfort
How Do I Know When My Pet is Ready?
Pets should have their spay or neuter before reaching adulthood. Cats and small to medium-sized dogs may have the procedure at about 6 months old. However, large and extra-large-breed dogs may need to wait until they are 9 months to almost a year old, or more. Weight, physical development, and overall health will ultimately help us decide when the time is right.
For more information about spay/neuter surgeries, you can give us a call at (972) 578-2553.