Spay and Neuter Services at Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic
Unless you’re a professional animal breeder, you should be making arrange to spay or neuter the dogs and cats in your household. These surgical procedures provide important health and wellness benefits that lengthen your pet’s life by safeguarding against both diseases and injuries. At the same time, every loving pet owner is understandably nervous about having their furry family members undergo surgery. Here a Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic, we understand how you feel. But we also know that you want to give your pet the best life possible.
Why Your Veterinarian in Portland Recommends Spay and Neuter
Your veterinarian in Portland, Dr. DeRemer or Dr. Karben, may recommend spay and neuter for any of several important reasons. The most obvious of these is preventing conception. Millions of puppies and kittens must be surrendered by pet owners to animal shelters nationwide — and since there just aren’t enough “forever homes” or shelter resources to go around, a great many of these animals must be destroyed. When you sterilize your pet, you aren’t just making your own life easier; you’re also helping the animal community as a whole.
Your own dog or cat’s health and wellness can receive an important boost through spay or neuter surgery. By removing a male’s testes or a female’s internal reproductive organs, we’re also taking away a leading cancer concern by eliminating the possibility of testicular, ovarian or uterine cancer in your pet. The elimination of sex hormones also reduces the risks of mammalian cancer, perianal cancer, and prostate enlargement. Last but not least, a pet that doesn’t go into heat or experiences strong mating drives won’t have the compulsion to go wandering at night or lash out aggressively — dangerous behaviors that can lead to injury.
Leave Your Pet’s Procedure to Our Experienced Team
We recommend having your pet spayed or neutered while still young to ensure the maximum health and wellness benefits from the procedure. Your puppy can easily be sterilized from age of 6 months on, while kittens are often sterilized as early as 8 weeks of age. Of course, adults can be spayed or neutered as well to prevent pregnancy, but by this time they’ve already begun producing sex hormones, and some sick or elderly animals may not be able to tolerate surgery.
Rest assured that your beloved companion will receive the best of care from your veterinarian in Portland. We will talk you through everything you need to know about the procedure, administering anesthesia and performing the surgery with great care. We will then provide you with plenty of guidance for nursing your pet through the recovery phase.
Need a Spay and Neuter Clinic for Your Best Friend?
Your best friend deserves the best spay and neuter clinic you can find — namely, Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic. Call (503) 285-7661 to schedule spay or neuter surgery!