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Are You Thinking About Spaying or Neutering Your Pet?

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Pet overpopulation is a very serious issue in the United States. According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than 4 million unwanted pets are destroyed each year. We understand that spaying or neutering a pet is a personal decision, and we respect your right to do as you wish. We do, however, encourage our pet owners to consider this safe procedure for their pet.

What happens if I decide to spay or neuter my pet?

Each spay or neuter procedure is done with the utmost care and attention to the safety of your pet. Your pet will be sedated and given all the precautions any surgical procedure requires. If you male pet is neutered, his testicles will be removed, making him unable to reproduce. Removal of the testicles means that the major source of testosterone is eliminated, thereby eliminating mating behavior along with other unwanted dog behaviors. Female pets are spayed, which means surgically removing the ovaries in order to prevent pregnancies.

Pets coming to our hospital for this procedure are normally in and out within one day, with no need for an overnight stay.

Is your pet microchipped?

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In addition to spaying or neutering your new puppy or kitten, we also strongly recommend that you microchip your pet. This painless, quick procedure ensures that if your pet gets loose, you will have the peace of mind that he or she can be returned to you. The microchip your pet has contains your contact information so that an animal shelter or rescue personnel can easily identify your pet and return him or her to you right away.

If you have questions about spaying, neutering, or microchipping your pet, we encourage you to contact us and we will be more than happy to any questions you may have.

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