Adopting a dog is a huge responsibility. Dogs need a great deal of care. They need to be fed, walked, and given plenty of attention. You will also need to be sure that your dog is seen yearly by a vet. One very important thing that you should consider is having your dog spayed or neutered. At Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga, we offer spay and neuter services for dogs in the area.
What Do Spaying and Neutering Entail?
If you adopt a female dog, she will be spayed. The process involves the surgical removal of her ovaries and uterus. If you adopt a male dog, the veterinarian would surgically remove his testicles.
What Are the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering?
If you have your female dog spayed, it will eliminate her chances of developing breast cancer and uterine cancer. Also, she won't go into heat. This means that she won't have a menstrual cycle resulting in drops of blood on the floor every month.
Neutering your dog would eliminate the risk of testicular cancer. Also, he won't be looking for a female dog who is in heat. Neutering him will reduce the chances of him getting outside and running away or marking his territory by peeing in the house. Finally, neutering your dog will make him less aggressive.
When Should I Have My Dog Spayed or Neutered?
The best age to spay or neuter your dog is between six and nine months. You can have a puppy as young as eight weeks old spayed or neutered as long as the dog is healthy. If you adopt an adult dog that has never been spayed or neutered, you can still have the procedure done; however, there is a risk of post-operative complications. If your dog is too old, our veterinarian might not want to perform the procedure. Since anesthesia is dangerous for senior dogs, spaying or neutering isn’t a good idea.
Contact Us for Spay and Neuter Services
If you are adopting a dog, you should make an appointment with Day Creek Animal Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga. Our veterinarian will give your new dog a complete checkup and will also discuss spaying and neutering with you. If your dog is healthy enough for the procedure, we can schedule an appointment for your pet’s surgery.
Has your dog been spayed or neutered? Let us know in the comments.