SPAY & NEUTER
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat might seem too costly or time-consuming to consider, but both procedures benefit not only your pets but the wider community as well. Pets who’ve been “fixed” are generally healthier than those who haven’t, and by spaying and neutering your furry friends, you’ll be doing your part to reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted animals in New York City.
Upper East Side Animal Hospital is considered the foremost spay and neuter clinic in Manhattan for a reason: we offer quick and safe spaying and neutering services at a reasonable price. That’s a win-win-win.
At what age does my pet reach sexual maturity?
Both female and male dogs and cats usually reach sexual maturity around six to nine months of age. Female dogs go through heat once every six months, which is usually accompanied by bleeding and some personality changes. If left unspayed, female dogs will generally be very susceptible to the advances of male dogs, which might be difficult to manage in a city with a large dog population.
Female cats experience heat even more frequently – as often as once every month during certain times of the year. Heat will cause your female cat’s personality to change and often lead to strange behaviors. If your cat is used to leaving the house and interacting with other cats in the neighborhood, it will be at a high risk of getting pregnant during this time.
We recommend you spay or neuter your pet not just to cut down on unwanted pregnancies but to ensure better future health for your pet. Female dogs and cats that are not spayed often develop uterine infections and reproductive diseases, which can be painful and costly to treat. If neutered, male dogs and cats will also be less aggressive and anxious and much easier to control when they come across a female dog or cat.
Our team is very experienced at performing spays and neuters and considers both procedures a matter of routine. However, if you happen to have any concerns, we would be happy to discuss the risks involved as well as the precautions we take to make sure that your pet has a smooth and quick recovery.
For a free consultation, contact us today at 212-396-3020!