Spay and Neuter

Spay and Neuter Services at Highway 71 Veterinary Hospital

It's hard to imagine any animal lover who doesn't enjoy being around lots of puppies or kittens, until you suddenly find your own household filled with baby animals in need of food, attention, and veterinary care. That's just one of the several reasons you should consider scheduling a spay or neuter procedure for your beloved pet. Here at Highway 71 Veterinary Hospital, we can perform spay or neuter surgery to help control your home's animal population while also promoting better health for the animals you already have.

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Why You Need to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Dogs and cats have their babies in litters, bringing several puppies or kittens into the world with each pregnancy. For many pet owners who weren't counting on such a situation, this represents a distinct problem. People who can't manage to care for so many pets must give them to animal shelters, where there's a good chance that they will be euthanized. Spay or neuter surgery prevents this sad outcome so that the animal community has enough resources to go around.

Dogs and cats should be spayed or neutered for another important reason: it can help safeguard their health and wellness. As you may know, cancer strikes pets as well as humans, and reproductive cancers can prove especially aggressive and deadly. Spay and neuter surgery eliminates this danger at its source. When your pet no longer has testes, ovaries, or a uterus, you can stop worrying about the threat of testicular, ovarian, or uterine cancer. Sterilization surgery also reduces the risks for conditions such as prostate disease and breast cancer.

The removal of reproductive organs also means the removal or hormonal swings that can alter your pet's behavior during heat cycles. Animals compelled to look for a mate can find themselves wandering outdoors, getting into fights with other animals, and possibly even getting hit by a passing car. Sterilization can help your pet live a safer, more contented life.

Top-Quality Care from Our Caring Team

Our veterinarian can perform spay and neuter surgeries on animals before they reach adulthood, allowing these animals to receive the full benefits of this surgery. Neuter surgery (removal of the testes) usually takes only a few minutes. Spay surgery (removal of the ovaries and uterus) can take somewhat longer. Either way, you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands.

Proudly Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Del Valle and Austin TX

Are you looking for spay and neuter services in Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Del Valle, or Austin, TX? Call Highway 71 Veterinary Hospital at (512) 303-5444!