Affordable Spay and Neuter Services in New Brighton, MN
Spays (done on female animals) and neuters (done on male animals) involve the surgical removal of portions of a pet's reproductive organs, which prevents that pet from being able to produce offspring. Millions of these simple procedures are performed safely every year in the United States, and at Brighton Veterinary Hospital in New Brighton, MN, we offer this important service.
Spaying or neutering your cat or dog makes a positive impact on your pet, you, and your community. Here's how:
- By preventing your cat or dog from being able to reproduce, you do your part in preventing unwanted kittens and puppies. Unwanted kittens and puppies often end up feral where they can cause conflict with wildlife and other animals, or are sent to shelters. Sadly, many of these animals are unable to find a forever home and are eventually euthanized.
- Female cats and dogs who are spayed don't go into heat, don't menstruate, and often exhibit fewer problem behaviors like excessive licking. Male cats and dogs who are neutered often exhibit fewer behavioral problems like aggression, roaming/elopement, and territorial marking.
- Spay and neuter may promote a longer lifespan and reduce your pet's risk of certain health conditions, including cancer of the ovaries or testes.
- Caring for a pregnant animal or a litter of puppies and kittens can get quite expensive. In comparison, spay and neuter procedures are much less expensive.
When to Neuter or Spay Your Pet
At our New Brighton animal hospital, we stand with leading animal health organizations like the ASPCA who advise spaying or neutering dogs between the ages of 6 to 9 months, or cats before age 5 months. If your puppy or kitten is healthy, he or she can undergo this beneficial procedure as early as 8 weeks old.
Things to Know When It's Time to Get Your Pet Spayed/Neutered
Our New Brighton veterinary staff will walk you through your pet's spay or neuter procedure every step of the way. We're happy to answer your questions and help you know how to prepare for the appointment and how to look after your pet after the procedure is done.
Here are some of our favorite recovery tips:
- Give your pet somewhere quiet and comfortable to relax
- Watch for rare complications, like infections or bleeding
- Keep the incision dry and clean
Is It Time to Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered?
If you're looking for spay and neuter services in New Brighton, MN, contact us at Brighton Veterinary Hospital by calling 651-636-1063. Our caring team is happy to answer all your questions and help your sweet puppy or kitten on schedule!