Affordable and Safe Spay and Neuter Services in Nanuet, NY

As part of our commitment to preventative animal healthcare, the Nanuet Animal Hospital provides spay and neuter services to hundreds of pets each year. It’s the most common type of routine minor surgery we do. It’s safe and affordable and has a short at-home recovery period. Spay and neutering are one of the most beneficial things you can do for the health of your pet.

Why Is Spaying And Neutering Important?

Your pet will enjoy many important health benefits from the spay and neuter procedure provided by your veterinarian in Nanuet, NY, but there’s another great reason to have it done.

You’ll also be helping to alleviate the overwhelming cat and dog overpopulation crisis in America. Millions of abandoned dogs and cats end up in animal shelters in the U.S. each year, and most of them are eventually put to sleep.

Animal shelters just don’t have the space or resources to take care of them all. Spaying and neutering pets is the best way to fight back against this tragic situation.

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Why Spay And Neuter Your Pet?

  • Males are no longer at risk of cancer of the testes and they’ll have a lessened incidence of prostate issues. They’ll be noticeably less aggressive and be less likely to roam the neighborhood and urinate to mark their territory indoors.
  • Females will no longer enter the heat cycle or menstruate, and the annoying whining and howling associated with it will be eliminated. The risk of reproductive organ and mammary cancer is greatly reduced.

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The Spay And Neuter Procedure

Cats and dogs should have the procedure done at a young age, as soon as it’s safe to do so. This is usually between five and 15 months of age, as determined by your veterinarian based on several factors. As with most surgical procedures, you’ll be advised not to feed your pet any food for at least 12 hours before their appointment, though letting them have water is fine.

During surgery, they’ll receive anesthesia and a veterinary technician will keep a close eye on their vital signs watching for problems. The procedure doesn’t take long to complete, and then your pet will spend a short time in recovery for observation, then they can go home.

Whenever you need any type of veterinary care for your pet, including spay and neuter services, contact the Nanuet Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment.