Spays and Neuters
We recommend you spay or neuter your pet at 6 months of age.
Why? There are several benefits that accompany spaying and neutering procedures. To begin, unspayed females are at a higher risk for mammary tumors and uterine infection (pyometra), which require very critical and costly surgery to remove.
Likewise, female dogs and cats never completely stop going into heat, so there are potential problems of pregnancy at an advanced age.
As for male pets, unneutered males can develop behavior problems, such as urinating in the house or spraying on the furniture, mounting people or objects, and aggressive tendencies, making them less desirable companions.
By spaying and neutering our pets, we can all help to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats.
If you would like to learn more about spaying and neutering at Berkeley Heights Animal Hospital or want to book a procedure for your best friend, give us a call at (908) 464-0023 today!