Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Canton, MI
Stray animal overpopulation is a major concern in many cities throughout the country. To address this issue and help more dogs and cats find homes, we offer spay and neuter services for Canton and surrounding areas. Spaying and neutering are common procedures that prevent uncontrolled reproduction among dogs and cats. Furthermore, they yield various health benefits that can help pets enjoy a greater number of years with their owners.
When to Have Your Dog and Cat Spayed or Neutered
Spaying and neutering can provide many benefits for our patients. However, performing these surgeries too soon can increase the risk of certain complications and diseases. Therefore, we recommend spaying female dogs after their first heat cycle, and spaying cats at around 6 months. We recommend neutering male cats at 6 months and male dogs at 8-10 months.
In addition, if your pet has a condition that might make their spay/neuter surgery unsafe, we may postpone their procedure.
The Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
If you have concerns about spaying or neutering your pet, we completely understand. Our goal is to always put your pet's interests first and help you make decisions based around their specific needs. During this time, we can discuss the potential benefits your pet can expect after they've recovered from their surgery.
- Prevents unwanted pregnancies
- Eliminates the female heat cycle
- Can prevent or reduce certain behaviors such as caterwauling (cats) and roaming away to breed (dogs and cats)
- Reduces incidence of mammary and ovarian cancer and pyometra, a severe uterine infection
- Can reduce male aggression
- Reduces other inappropriate behaviors such as mounting, marking/spraying and roaming away to breed
- Can reduce potential for developing prostate issues and testicular cancer
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