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Spay and Neuter for Dogs & Cats in Marinette, WI

If your pet has not yet been spayed or neutered, be prepared for a conversation about it with your veterinarian. We recommend spaying and neutering for most of our patients due to the many health and behavioral benefits they provide, along with the prevention of accidental pregnancies.

At our animal hospital in Marinette, WI, we prefer to begin the pet spay and neuter conversation as early in your pet’s life as possible. Whether or not they undergo the procedure can have a considerable impact on the rest of their life.

Before we suggest spaying/neutering for your pet, we’ll take their age, breed, size, and lifestyle into consideration. We want to make sure that this procedure will be safe for your four-legged friend, and improve their quality of life.

The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

It’s up to us to help owners understand why pet spay and neuter surgeries are so important for companion animals and their families. Some unruly behaviors in pets due to hormones can lead to exasperated owners giving them up, and we want to prevent that in any way we can. Spaying and neutering prevents/reduces the following behaviors and conditions:

  • Females

    • Unwanted pregnancies
    • Going into heat
    • Spotting
    • Roaming tendencies
    • Mammary cancer
    • Uterine infections
  • Males

    • Aggressive behavior
    • Marking/spraying
    • Roaming tendencies
    • Testicular cancer
    • Prostatitis
    • Mounting objects/animals/people

When to Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

While we can spay and neuter pets as early as 6 months of age, we prefer to wait until they’ve reached sexual maturity, which can occur between 6-9 months. However, some large breed dogs may take a little longer. We’ll be sure to let you know when we think your pet will be ready for their surery.

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What to Expect After Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter Surgery

Spaying and neutering are common procedures, but we approach them with great care and preparation. It’s essential that you keep your pet as calm and contained as possible during their recovery to ensure that they heal properly, and always reach out to us if you have concerns or questions.

Pet spay and neuter surgeries may be routine, but they should be treated as any other major surgery. Monitor your pet carefully and always check their incision to make sure it isn’t inflamed, red, or bleeding. If you notice any of these things, call our hospital in Marinette at (715) 735-9511 so we can help you.

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