Spay & Neuter

As a pet owner, you always prioritize what’s best for your pet. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions concerning your pet's health. This procedure may seem challenging, but there are multiple benefits to spaying and neutering. Our Westside Animal Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, prioritizes patient health. We ensure your pet receives the proper care it deserves. 

Spay & Neuter

Spay Breakdown

During a spay pet exam, your pet will have its ovaries removed. While your pet won’t reproduce, spaying could help them live longer. Spaying could also reduce the odds of your pet's future health issues, such as cancer. Spaying also eliminates a lot of hormonal behavior, especially during mating. For example, your pet won't urinate in different areas around your home.

Neuter Breakdown

During the neuter pet exam, your pet has their testes removed, so they can no longer reproduce. You’ll notice clear behavioral differences once your pet has been neutered. Your pet may not try to leave your home as much, because they aren’t as concerned about finding a mate.

This procedure also reduces the chances of your pet being injured in a fight as they search for a companion. In addition, your pet will act less aggressively while looking for a mate.

Timely Procedure

The staff here at Westside Animal Hospital will assess your pet’s health and determine the next steps. Most puppies are neutered around ten weeks, though some owners wait until their dog is seven or eight months old.

Be aware that waiting until your dog is a senior pet to have their organs removed exposes them to potential health complications in the future. Most cats are spayed or neutered around five months.

After the procedure, you must find a quiet area for your pet to rest and heal properly. Ensure your pet avoids physical activity or touching the surgery incision to prevent an infection.

Health and Financial Benefits

Spaying and neutering are often considered positive in the animal community, because it reduces the birth of unwanted litter. This procedure helps prevent the unfortunate euthanization of unwanted kittens and puppies. Spaying and neutering is beneficial, because it decreases the likelihood of your pet having serious health problems.

In addition to the health and environmental benefits of spay and neutering, there are also financial advantages. For many pet owners, this step is more affordable over the long term than providing for new kittens or pups.

Westside Animal Hospital Provides Excellent Pet Care

Pet owners must discuss the decision to spay or neuter their pets with our veterinarian. The procedure is routine, safe, and performed under anesthesia by trained professionals. Spaying and neutering not only benefit individual pets but also contribute to the welfare of the entire animal community.

Westside Animal Hospital is conveniently located in Cincinnati, OH. Call us at (513) 574-5000 to schedule an appointment. We have provided high-quality pet care in the community for over 40 years.