Spay and Neuter Surgery for Dogs and Cats in Westside Atlanta, GA

Spay and neuter surgery does more than prevent your pet from having unwanted litters. The surgery also boasts several long-lasting health benefits as well as helping to curb unwanted behaviors. If your pet does not have a future in breeding, we highly recommend having them spayed or neutered. The surgery can help them live a longer, healthier, and happier life with you.

At The Village Vets of Westside, we perform safe, timely surgeries to maximize your pet’s benefits. Make an appointment online today, or call (404) 844-4824.

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Appropriate Timing for Surgery

Not all pets are on the same schedule for their spay and neuter surgeries. Six months of age is the general recommendation, yet some pets benefit more if they have an earlier or later surgery. Female pets, for instance, have the least risk of developing mammary gland tumors later in life if they are spayed before their first heat cycle. So as long as your female is at a healthy weight, we may recommend surgery as early as 4-5 months old. Meanwhile, large breed dogs benefit from a later surgery at about 12-18 months of age, because their reproductive hormones play an important role in their growth rate.

How Your Pet Benefits from Spay or Neuter Surgery

The benefits of spay and neuter surgery are varied and long-lasting. They include:

Females

  • Less desire to roam to find a mate (which often leads to more escapes)
  • Less likely to practice urine-marking behavior
  • Reduced risk of developing mammary gland tumors
  • No risk of pyometra (a serious uterine infection)
  • No risk of ovarian or uterine cancers

Males

  • Less desire to roam to find a mate (which often leads to more escapes)
  • Reduced risk of developing prostate problems
  • Less likely to practice urine-marking behavior
  • Less likely to practice mounting behavior
  • Are often less aggressive, especially toward other males
  • No risk of testicular cancer
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If you’ve welcomed a new puppy or kitten into your home, contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss their spay or neuter options.
We can’t wait to meet them!