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Spay and Neuter

Spays and neuters are a common procedure that are done at Easton Animal Hospital. Spaying and neutering your pets is the best way to not only prevent accidental litters, but also the development of certain cancers. These cancers include mammary cancer (breast cancer) and uterine cancer. Spaying your dog eliminated Pyometra is a condition that can develop in unspayed females that is characterized by the uterus filling with fluid. This is a life-threatening condition that can require emergency surgery. We recommend spays around 6-8 months of age, before your female goes into her first heat cycle.

All spays done at Easton Animal Hospital will require your dog or cat to remain overnight. This allows us to make sure that your animal is in the best possible condition before going home with you the following day. We use internal sutures, so no staples or sutures will need to be removed.

When males are neutered it also reduces or eliminates the risk of certain cancers, as well. This surgery eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. However, prostate cancer can still develop if your dog has been intact for a longer period of time.

At Easton Animal Hospital, neuters are released the same day they are dropped off. There are no external sutures to be removed.

With all surgeries, animals must be up-to-date with their vaccinations. For dogs, this includes: rabies, distemper, bordetella, and influenza. For cats, this includes rabies and feline distemper. All animals must have an up-to-date negative stool sample.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule your appointment today, feel free to give us a call at (614) 476-0000.