Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spay and neuter surgeries are among the most common procedures performed by veterinarians. As common as these surgeries may be, many people still have questions about them. It is normal to have concerns when something affects your cat or dog. After all, you want the best for your pet. Our veterinarians at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital perform spay and neuter surgeries. If you live in or around Summit are considering spaying or neutering your pet, contact our team to schedule a consultation.

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What Happens During Spay and Neuter Surgeries?

Neuter surgeries remove the testicles of males so they cannot produce sperm. Spay surgeries remove the reproductive organs of female animals so they cannot become pregnant. Spayed females do not go into heat at all. With both types of surgery, your pet will be placed under anesthesia. This means he or she will be asleep for the surgery and will not feel any pain.

The Benefits of Spaying a Cat or Dog

Spaying a cat or dog has many benefits that extend beyond the inability to reproduce. For one, a female that does not have a uterus cannot get uterine cancer. Pets who are spayed do not go into heat, which means that they do not attract males to your home. This also means you are less likely to deal with male cats spraying your home or trying to get into your house.

The Benefits of Neutering a Cat or Dog

Neutering an animal also has a variety of benefits beyond preventing an increase in the number of homeless pets. For one, neutered male cats are less likely to want to roam. This means they are also a lot less likely to run away from home in search of a partner. You should also consider that a neutered dog or cat is typically less aggressive than one that is not neutered. This means that your pet will be more friendly, especially toward other animals in your home. This can reduce the stress in all of your furry family members.

Book Your Pet’s Spay or Neuter Appointment in Summit, NJ

Our veterinarians at Summit Dog and Cat Hospital recommend spaying or neutering your cat or dog. If you have any questions on the procedures or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our veterinarians, call our team today at (908) 273-2200 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


Summit Dog & Cat Hospital


16 Morris Tpke,
Summit, NJ 07901

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