Low-Cost Spaying and Neutering
Did you recently adopt a new puppy or kitten? If so, congratulations on the new addition to your family! We know this is an exciting time for your family, and we want to make sure it stays that way by giving you some helpful health information. One of the things you’ll need to think about is whether or not you’ll spay/neuter your pet. Here at Emergency Pet Hospital of Orlando, we strongly recommend spaying/neutering because of the many benefits that are involved with these procedures. We offer these services at a discounted rate to help more pet owners enjoy these benefits.
The following list provides some frequently asked questions regarding spaying and neutering:
How Old Does My Pet Have to Be to Be Spayed/Neutered?
Generally, we recommend that all dogs and cats be spayed/neutered at around 4-6 months of age, but exact age is dependent on breed/size. Some pets can be spayed/neutered as young as 8 weeks. We can discuss our age recommendation for YOUR pet during his/her first wellness visit at our hospital.
Why Should I Spay/Neuter My Pet?
Spaying and neutering can lower the number of unwanted pets that are euthanized every year as a result of overpopulation. These procedures can also provide several health benefits as well, including:
- Elimination of heat cycles (females)
- Reduced/eliminated risk for testicular cancer and incidence of prostate disease (males)
- Reduced/eliminated risk for mammary gland tumors, ovarian cancer, and uterine cancer (females)
- Decrease in aggressive behavior (males)
- Reduction/elimination of spraying and marking (males)
- Reduced desire to roam
Will My Pet Gain Weight After She’s Spayed?
Although it’s a common belief, pets do not gain weight as a direct result of being spayed. Just be sure you’re feeding your pet exercises regularly and eats a healthy diet to prevent weight gain.
How Much Is It to Spay/Neuter My Pet?
We offer Orlando low-cost spaying/neutering for pets. Give us a call at (407) 298-3805 for the exact price for YOUR pet’s spay/neuter procedure.
What Can I Expect After My Pet’s Spay/Neuter Procedure?
Your pet will be sluggish for about 18-24 hours after the surgery, which is typical. During recovery, we recommend that you keep your pet in a comfortable, isolated area, away from other pets or young children. Your pet may also have poor balance after surgery/anesthesia, so be sure he/she doesn’t have access to any stairs if he/she will be unattended.