Affordable Spay and Neuter Services in Orange County
Here at Spay & Neuter Orange County, we are diligent proponents of having pets spayed and neutered as a precaution against unwanted pregnancies. Furthermore, these simple surgeries can help pets live longer, as they can stave off numerous cancers and infections of the reproductive organs.
The Process of Spaying and Neutering
Spaying for kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs is a relatively minor surgical procedure performed right here in our Laguna Niguel veterinary office. We strive to make this procedure both affordable and comfortable for pets through a precise fully monitored experience that all starts with a physical examination.
Animals deemed healthy enough for surgery are placed under general gas anesthesia and provided with mild pain medication and an IV catheter with fluid therapy. Males will have their testicles removed from the sac during neutering while females have their ovaries and uterus removed during spaying. Surgeries last anywhere between 10-20 minutes, and your furry friend will resume normal activities within a few days barring no complications.
Spaying and Neutering Pets Promotes Better Health
Behavioral changes in pets after having the surgery generally include less aggressiveness with other animals. Sterilization takes away their sexual urges that often source competition between males, especially around females in heat. These tendencies cause both males and females to wander to meet their needs, which can culminate in injury and pets getting lost. Health benefits include the lessening of infections of the uterine system and cancers related to the organs that are removed such as the ovaries and testes. Many studies have shown that spaying and neutering can significantly increase a domesticated pet’s lifespan.
What Age Should Cats and Dogs Be Sterilized?
The consensus among veterinary experts is that it is best to have pets sterilized when they are puppies and kittens if possible. On average, the age of four to six months is the ideal time to undergo the surgery. However, it is never too late to sterilize an animal as long as they are in good health. Your vet will help you determine a schedule for such services based upon your animal’s specific needs. As long as you don't plan to breed your pet, you should consider giving your pet all the benefits that spaying and neutering can provide them throughout their life.
Contact Spay & Neuter Orange County for Affordable High-Quality Care
Our Laguna Niguel veterinarian wants your dogs and cats to live their life to the fullest, so we have an extra special cheap price on spaying and neutering procedures every last Tuesday of the month. Whether you have a new litter of puppies or kittens needing care or sterilization, contact Spay & Neuter Orange County online or call us at 949-388-8499 today to schedule your appointment.