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How Pets Benefit from Spays & Neuters in Wilton, NY

Spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats are good for your pet, good for you, and good for the greater pet community of Wilton, NY. Surgery offers your pet protection from deadly reproductive diseases; it helps reduce undesirable behaviors, giving you a more attentive pet; and it prevents unwanted litters, giving current shelter pets a better chance at being adopted. At Saratoga Veterinary Hospital, we’ll help you determine the right time for spaying and neutering your pet so they receive the most benefits from surgery.

Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats In Wilton, NY
Spay and Neuter for Dogs In Wilton, NY
Spay and Neuter for Cats In Wilton, NY

When is the Best Time to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

The best time for spay/neuter surgery varies between breeds and genders. For instance, female cats and dogs have the greatest reduced risk of developing mammary gland tumors if they are spayed before their first heat cycle. Another example is larger breed dogs that often benefit from a later surgery, due to the fact that their reproductive hormones play an important role in controlling their growth. Therefore, we may wait to spay/neuter your large breed dog until they are 12-18 months old. The sooner you schedule an appointment for your new puppy or kitten, the sooner we can discuss the best timing for their spay or neuter surgery!

Dog waiting for Spay and Neuter In Wilton, NY

A Closer Look at the Benefits

Your pet will experience a whole lot of benefits with their spay and neuter surgery. Here’s what you can expect:

  • A spayed cat or dog will have significantly less risk of developing mammary tumors, most of which are malignant in cats and half of which are malignant in dogs.
  • Cat and dog neutering results in a reduced risk of prostate problems.
  • Spaying eliminates a female’s risk of developing uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
  • Neutering eliminates a male’s risk of developing testicular cancer.
  • Spayed dogs and cats have no risk of pyometra, a serious and often deadly uterine infection.
  • Neutered dogs and cats are less likely to exhibit urine spraying, mounting, and aggressive behaviors.
  • Spaying eliminates heat cycles, which can be a messy and frustrating experience.
  • Spaying and neutering your females and males decreases their desire to escape and roam to find a mate, a behavior that often puts them in harm’s way (car accidents, wild animal encounters, etc.).

Interested in spay and neuter surgery for your new puppy or kitten? Schedule an appointment today!

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-Margaret S.

We moved here from out of the area. A neighbor recommended Dr. Leisa and Chris. We use both the Vet and kennel services. They are both very compassionate. You know your dog will be cared for as if it was their pet. Thank you for being here.

-Ken M.

Staff are great with Ruby Jean and me! Really like the way Dr. Chris comes into the room and interacts with her at the beginning of her appointment.

-Kathy C.

The receptionist's are very friendly and knowledgeable and the waiting room has separate area's for dogs and cats which I feel is very important. All in all I'm extremely satisfied with my experience and would highly recommend Saratoga Veterinary Hospital.

-Darla P.

I have been taking my furry kitties there for over 15 years. The staff is wonderful and attentive. Drs. Leisa and Chris Brockett are awesome!! Highly recommended!!

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