Spayed and Neutered Pets Live Healthier and Longer Lives!

At All Animals Veterinary Hospital, we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.

Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:

  • Puppy and KittenA pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.

  • Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.

  • There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.

  • Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.

  • Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.

Vasectomy, Ovariectomy & Ovary Sparing Spay Procedures

Vasectomy — Testicles are left intact, ties "tube."

Benefits of vasectomy:

  • Minimally invasive procedure (Laparoscopy)
  • Rapid recovery
  • Source of hormones remain
  • Less likely to gain weight
  • Less prone to certain cancers
  • Reduced risk of orthopedic problems
  • No unwanted puppies or kittens
  • Safe to be with females

Potential problems:

  • Aggression/typical male problems remain
  • May still urinate on things/places to mark
  • May still mount females in heat

Ovariectomy — Ovaries are removed, uterus is left intact.

Benefits of Ovariectomy:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Rapid recovery time
  • No unwanted puppies or kittens
  • No heat cycles

Ovary Sparing Spay — Ovaries are left intact, uterus and cervix are removed.

Benefits of Ovary Sparing Spay:

  • Source of hormones remain
  • Reduced risk of certain types of cancers
  • Reduced risk of orthopedic problems
  • Less Urinary Incontinence
  • Less risk of weight gain
  • No unwanted puppies or kittens - pet is sterile

Potential problems:

  • Pet will still have heat cycles and be attractive to males
  • Small amount of bleeding possible during heat cycles
  • May stand to be mounted by males