Getting Your Pet Spayed or Neutered Actually Increases Their Life Expectancy
Spay and neuter surgeries are performed daily at all six Newman Vets animal hospitals. It is a simple same day procedure. Our compassionate team can relate to the uneasy feeling of your loved one going in for surgery. We provide a consultation before and after the surgery to answer all of your questions. We will also provide you with a treatment plan to ensure your pet has a quick recovery. At Newman Veterinary Centers – Ormond Beach, low-cost spay and neuter doesn’t mean low quality. Due to our multiple location structures, we can keep our prices lower than our competitors. Schedule your pet’s spay or neuter procedure in Deland, Deltona, Ormond Beach, South Daytona, Edgewater, or Sanford Florida.
What’s the Ideal Age for Spay or Neuter?
Our knowledgeable veterinarians and technicians will be able to advise you on the best time to sterilize your pet. The recommended age to spay or neuter your pet is usually between 4 and 6 months of age. We normally spay females before their first heat cycle. Most shelters won’t adopt out pets until they are spayed or neutered, which is why some pets are sterilized as young as 8 weeks old. Spaying a pregnant or older pet has some increased risks, but the benefits are still numerous.
Sterilization can prevent testicular and breast cancer in pets. Sterilized pets aren’t concerned with reproducing and tend to live healthier lifestyles. Statistics show that spayed and neutered pets tend to live longer. Research has shown that females spayed before their first heat cycle are 97% less likely to develop mammary (breast) cancer. All other reproductive cancers and uterine infection are also dramatically reduced or eliminated in altered animals.
Females Won’t Go into Heat
The average estrus cycle in dogs can vary by breed, but is typically around twenty-one days long and usually occurs every six to seven months. While in heat she will attract many males into her territory by ‘calling’ for them and urinating around her territory. This leads to stray pets roaming around your property. Heat cycles in cats range from seven days to over two weeks. Cats exhibit signs of pain, including loud yowling when in heat. Spayed females do not go into heat and can avoid these issues.
Reduce Pet Homelessness & Euthanasia
Millions of pets are euthanized annually due to overpopulation in shelters. You can make a difference by ensuring your pets don’t contribute to this heartbreaking problem, by getting them spayed or neutered.
Spay & Neuter Lingo Explained
We are frequently asked the correct lingo to use when referring to pet spay and neuter. Sterilized, fixed, desexed and altered are terms used to say that the male or female pet has had their reproductive organs safely removed. Neutering is typically associated with the process of sterilizing a male pet. Spay is the procedure to sterilize a female pet. The long and technical name for a spay is ovariohysterectomy, simplified as OHE. The male neuter procedure is technically called castration, but most people just say neuter. If a pet is intact, it means they have not been sterilized and are capable of reproducing. An intact female dog is called a bitch. An intact female cat is called a Queen, and an intact male cat is called a Tom.