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Colonial Animal Hospital (561) 737-6448

Colonial Gateway Animal Hospital (561) 732-3629

Spay & Neuter Surgery

Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the best ways to reduce pet overpopulation. In Boynton Beach and the greater state of Florida, too many pets end up as strays or life-long shelter residents. Others, sadly, face untimely euthanasia. To help the pet community as well as the health of your own pet, consider spay and neuter surgery at Colonial Animal Hospital!

Did you recently bring a tiny new bundle of fur into your home? Visit us soon so we can discuss the best time for their surgery!

When To Neuter Your Pet

The general timeline for spaying or castrating your pet is at about 6 months of age. However, we recognize that every pet is different and some may benefit from an earlier or later surgery. Females, for instance, have the greatest reduced risk of mammary gland tumors if they are spayed before their first heat cycle, which can come as early as 4 months of age. For such young pets, we take extra precautions for their well-being, and will not put them through surgery if they are below 3lbs. Furthermore, other pets, such as large breed dogs benefit from a much later surgery, between 12-18 months of age because their reproductive hormones play an important role in regulating their growth.

Benefits of Spay and Neuter

Your new puppy or kitten benefits substantially from a timely spay/neuter. Surgery curbs some undesirable behaviors as well as gives them health boosts that help them live longer, healthier lives.

Females

  • Females have a reduced urge to roam to find a mate — a behavior that could put them in harm’s way.
  • Females will no longer endure frustrating heat cycles that involve yowling (cats) and spotting (dogs).
  • Surgery significantly reduces the risk of females developing mammary gland tumors.
  • Spaying eliminates a female’s risk of developing uterine, cervical, or ovarian cancers.
  • Females have no risk of pyometra, a life-threatening uterine infection.

Males

  • Males have a reduced urge to roam to find a mate — a behavior that could put them in harm’s way.
  • Males are often less aggressive (but no less loyal or protective!)
  • Behaviors such as urine marking and mounting are reduced in males.
  • Males are less likely to develop prostate problems.
  • Neutering eliminates a male’s risk of developing testicular cancer.
Spay and Neuter Surgery in Boynton Beach: Puppies and Kitten

Your pet’s well-being is greatly improved with spay and neuter surgery, so schedule an appointment today for your puppy or kitten’s first visit! We’ll talk to you about surgery as well as their vaccination protocol, parasite prevention, nutrition, and more!

Want to know more about spay and neuter surgery? Contact one of our two locations!

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