At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, we know that having a pet is a big responsibility in itself and that you might not have the time or money to think about spaying or neutering them. However, making sure that your pet is not able to reproduce will help reduce the number of animals on the street and in shelters. By spaying or neutering your dog or cat you will be making your own contribution to reducing the number of abandoned and unwanted animals in New York City. At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, we offer quick and safe spaying and neutering services at a reasonable price.
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.
Deciding To Spay and Neuter Your Pet
Spaying or neutering will prevent your dog or cat from going into heat and potentially mating, making sure your pet doesn’t cause a pregnancy or get pregnant. At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, we recommend these procedures not only to make sure that no unwanted puppies or kittens are born, but also as a responsible decision for your pet’s health. 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.
At Upper East Side Animal Hospital, we realize that you might be reluctant to neuter or spay your pet because of the risks associated with surgery. We can assure you that both procedures are safe and routine and that our veterinarians have years of experience conducting them. However, if you happen to have any concerns, we would be happy to discuss the risks involved as well as the precautions we take in order to make sure that your pet has a smooth and quick recovery.
The Foremost Spay and Neuter Clinic In Manhattan
Are you interested in finding out more about our spaying and neutering services at Upper East Side Animal Hospital? Whether you have a general inquiry or a specific question regarding a pet’s prior condition, feel free to get in touch with us at your convenience. For a free consultation, contact us today at 212-396-3020!
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