Pet Spay & Neuters in Brunswick, ME
We provide expert spays and neuters at Sunray Animal Clinic. More information on the importance of spaying and neutering your pet can be found below.
Like all of our other services, spay and neuter surgery provide our patients with best-in-class care and the highest safety standards. At our Brunswick practice, we strive to tailor our services to your pet’s specific needs in order to maximize their health. As a result, while a general timeline can be kept in mind, we advise our patients on the best time for spay and neuter surgery on a case-by-case basis.
When can pets be spayed or neutered?
The best time for spay and neuter surgery varies from pet to pet. Cats are usually ready to breed by the age of 5-6 months. We offer 6-month-old puppy visits for dogs to discuss spay and neuter surgery, nutrition, and any other lifestyle vaccines your puppy may benefit from. Before scheduling surgery, the veterinarian will perform an oral exam to ensure that all adult teeth have erupted and will discuss pre-surgical preparation. If you have a new puppy or kitten, make an appointment for a wellness exam right away. Then, our veterinarians can advise you on the best time to vaccinate your pet and provide you with a comprehensive health plan. Vaccinations for pets are just as important as spay and neuter surgery. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a visit with us today.
Spay and Neuter Benefits
When you have your male pet neutered or your female pet spayed, you offer them numerous behavioral and medical benefits. Consequently, you help extend their lives by providing health benefits as well. Furthermore, you increase both your and their quality of life because you’ll enjoy valuable behavioral benefits. Male and female pets receive behavioral and medical benefits:
- Unwanted pregnancies are eliminated in female pets.
- Mammary gland tumors are less likely to develop in females.
- Ovarian and uterine cancers are less likely to develop in females.
- Male pets are less likely to develop prostate disease.
- Any chance of developing testicular cancer is eliminated.
- Mounting behavior is reduced or eliminated in male pets.
- In males and females, urine spraying behavior is reduced or eliminated.
- In males and females, roaming behavior is reduced or eliminated.