Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Farmington Hills
Exams, vaccines, and fecal testing aren’t the extent of your puppy or kitten’s care. Once our veterinarian has given your pet a clean bill of health, it’s time to plan their spay or neuter surgery. At Jeffrey Animal Hospital, we want your pet to be as healthy as possible, for as long as possible. Spaying or neutering not only prevents unwanted pregnancies, but also ensures that your pet will be much healthier and live a longer, happier life. Our exceptional veterinary team in Farmington Hills uses top-of-the-line equipment to give your animal companion the highest quality care and comfort during their procedure.
Spaying and Neutering Prevents Behavioral and Medical Problems
The appropriate age for spaying or neutering cats and dogs is 6 months of age. This is especially important for females, who can go into heat between 6 and 7 months of age. Spaying and neutering both come with many medical and behavioral benefits. This is especially important because undesirable behaviors can frustrate pet owners, and possibly lead to them giving up their pet. We want you and your pet to have many happy years together, so consider the conditions and behaviors spaying or neutering can prevent in both cats and dogs:
- Uterine infections & breast tumors (females)
- Unwanted pregnancies (females)
- Testicular cancer & prostate problems (males)
- Going into heat (females)
- Roaming away from home (males & females)
- Aggression (males)
- Spraying urine to mark their territory (males)
- Mounting other animals or inanimate objects (males)
Expectations For Your Dog and Cat’s Spay or Neuter
We understand how stressful putting your dog and cat through surgery can be, even if they’re young and healthy. Our caring and attentive veterinary technicians will monitor your pet through each stage of their surgery, from prep to recovery. All surgery patients receive constant monitoring of their heart rate, oxygenation level, temperature, and respiratory rate during their procedure. We monitor pets all through their recovery until it is deemed safe for them to return home, later the same day.
We’re Always Here For You
The Jeffrey Animal Hospital team is dedicated to caring for pets as if they were our very own, and we want you to feel like family. If you are still unsure about putting your pet through surgery, we would be more than happy to ease your concerns. Call us at any time at (248) 471-3636 if you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment.