Spaying and Neutering with our Bozeman Veterinarian
While it may not be required by law (yet) to have your pet spayed or neutered, our Bozeman vet staff certainly advises pet parents to have it done for their beloved animals. Read on to learn more about this procedure and how the team here at our Bozeman animal hospital can help.
What Is Spay and Neuter Surgery?
Spay and neuter procedures prevent your pet from being able to reproduce. Female animals are spayed and male animals are neutered. Obviously, their reproductive organs are a little different, but otherwise the surgery is pretty much the same: the pet is put under general anesthesia, small incisions are made in the necessary areas of the groin or abdomen, and the internal reproductive organs are removed (ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus in females and testicles in males).
The Benefits of Spay and Neuter in Bozeman
By spaying and neutering (sterilizing) your animal, you're creating a variety of benefits for many:
- Sterilized animals tend to live longer and exhibit fewer undesirable (reproductive-related) behaviors, including roaming, aggression, urine marking, and menstruating
- By spaying or neutering your pet, you're preventing unwanted offspring—many of which would otherwise end up as strays or in shelters (where millions are euthanized every year due to pet overpopulation!)
- Spaying and neutering animals helps reduce their risk of many types of health problems including testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, and pregnancy/whelping-related issues
- Spay and neuter surgery is a like a small insurance that can protect you from high costs associated with pet pregnancy and litter rearing
- Simply by spaying or neutering your animal companion, you and your family are doing your part to help reduce the significant burden already placed on our nation's animal shelters, who are already filled to the brim with animals looking for forever homes
When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Talk to our Bozeman veterinarian staff for advice on when you should spay or neuter your pet. While around age 3-5 months is typical for kittens and puppies, healthy and animals as young as eight weeks old may be sterilized. Likewise, it is possible to spay or neuter adult animals in certain cases, but we recommend chatting with our team first to make sure you're making the best-informed decision for you and your animal companion.
Is It Time For Your Pet to Be Spayed or Neutered? Contact our Bozeman Veterinarian Today by Calling Montana Veterinary Hospital & Boarding
Please give us a call to find out more about spay and neuter surgery as well as the many other services we offer at our animal hospital! To speak with a veterinarian in Bozeman or schedule an appointment, contact us now at (406) 586-2019.