► ELECTIVE SURGERIES
The average lifespan of a neutered pet is 40% longer than an unneutered one. Almost all unspayed female dogs will eventually develp either mammary tumors (breast cancer) or a severe uterine infection called pyometra, by the time they are 8 to 10 years old. Female dogs also go through a messy heat cycle 2 to 3 times each year.
Unneutered male dogs commonly develop prostate disease, perianal tumors and testicular tumors in the old age. Even more sadly, the most common reason for euthanasia of pets in the U.S. is behavior problems. These are usually agression, running away or urinating in the house by intact male dogs (not neutered). Intact males also have more tendencies to roam, which leads to automobile injuries, dogfights, and contagious diseases.
Keep in mind also that millions of puppies are put to death in the United States each year because there are not enough homes for them all. Spaying and neutering is the responsible thing to do. Please know that all surgeries are not the same for each dog, ask us to explain this for you.
Spaying: (surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus) of female dogs Castration: (surgical removal of the testicles) of males
*for all dogs that will not be used for purebred breeding.
This should be done when your animal reaches 6 months of age. Your animal will be a healthier happier pet, and you will have done your part to reduce the pet overpopulation problem.
While you pet is anesthetized for surgery, we can also remove any retained baby teeth, fluoride the new adult teeth, or implact a microchip ID.