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Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

As a pet owner, you have lots of decisions to make concerning the care of your pet. One of those is deciding whether or not to spay or neuter your cat or dog. If you’re unfamiliar with spaying and neutering procedures, talk to our veterinarian in Carmel Valley, CA. We’ll explain the benefits of the surgery and answer any questions you may have. At All Creatures Hospital, Inc., we offer safe and effective spay and neuter services to pet owners in Del Mar.

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

The purpose of spaying or neutering animals is to sterilize pets to prevent unwanted pregnancies. If you don’t want to care for litters of pet babies, spaying and neutering is a practical solution to avoiding unexpected pregnancies. It also saves time and money in feeding, vaccinating, and caring for litters of pet babies until you find them a good home.

Spaying or neutering your pet can protect his or her health by reducing your pet’s risk of developing reproductive infections, cancers, and tumors. It also eliminates untoward behavior like your female pet howling and urinating indoors when she goes into heat or your male becoming more aggressive or running off in search of a mate during mating season.

Spaying and neutering also decreases the population of stray animals in your local community and reduces overcrowding in animal shelters.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Our veterinarian in Carmel Valley, CA can help you determine the best time to spay or neuter your pet. Generally, this procedure can be done when your dog is between six months to 1 year of age. Also, it depends on the breed and size of your dog. Our doctors can help you with advice as to the best time. For cats, we recommend at 6 months or later. You can schedule this procedure when you bring your pet in for a wellness exam.

Trust Our Veterinarian in Del Mar, CA for Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter Surgery

To schedule an appointment for spaying or neutering your cat or dog in Carmel Valley or Del Mar, contact All Creatures Hospital, Inc. at 858-481-7992. We’re here to meet all your pet care needs.

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