Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Miami, FL

One of the first questions you might ask during your pet’s first visit with us is when they should be spayed or neutered. Dog and cat spay and neuter surgeries are common and we recommend them for most patients, and your veterinarian would be happy to discuss the topic with you. We welcome patients from all surrounding areas including Miami, South Miami and Coral Gables to discuss their needs and take a personalized approach to their healthcare.

Spaying and neutering are routine surgeries, but their effects and benefits are permanent. Your vet will need to evaluate your pet’s age, breed, size, and any preexisting conditions they might have before they determine whether spaying or neutering is the best course of action.

Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Miami, FL
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Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Your Pet

There are several health and behavioral benefits that come with having your pet spayed or neutered. These include:

  • Females
    • Prevents unexpected pregnancies
    • Prevents the heat cycle and spotting
    • Reduces roaming tendencies
    • Prevents mammary tumors
    • Prevents uterine infections (such as pyometra)
  • Males
    • Reduces or eliminates aggressive behavior
    • Reduces roaming tendencies
    • Eliminates or reduces marking and spraying
    • Prevents testicular tumors
    • Prevents prostate problems

What to Expect at Your Pet’s Spay & Neuter Surgery

If your pet is ready to undergo their spaying or neutering surgery, we will need to perform a pre-surgical exam and may also need to run blood work, EKG or radiographs to make sure they’re healthy enough for anesthesia.

One of the benefits we offer for all of our surgeries (except cat neuters and dentals) at Country Club Animal Hospital is 24-hour hospitalization with a trained night technician on duty. Our patients will receive any necessary antibiotics, fluids or pain-relieving medications throughout the night.

You can rest assured knowing that your pet is getting much-needed rest, while we also relieve you of the stress associated with the recovery process. We will perform a second exam the following morning to ensure that your pet is comfortable and healthy.

Remember, it’s important to keep your pet as calm and contained as possible following their procedure so they can heal properly. We also ask that you notify us right away if your pet is having any problems.

We recommend spaying and neutering pets when they are roughly 6 months old. If you are interested in spaying or neutering your pet, please contact us at (305) 663-3300 to schedule a consultation or you may also request an appointment online. We will examine your pet, discuss whether spaying or neutering is the best option, and plan accordingly. You are more than welcome to reach out to us at any time if you have questions.

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