At Providence Animal Hospital, our veterinarians provide spay and neuter surgery for puppies and kittens in Charlotte.
What is spaying and neutering?
Both spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia.
These procedures help prevent disease and provide your pet with a healthier, happier and extended life expectancy. They also contribute to the prevention of dog and cat overpopulation.
Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian to determine the best age to spay or neuter their pet.
The Benefits for Dogs
- Reduces the risk of prostate and other cancers
- Reduces marking and spraying issues
- Stabilizes the mood of the dog
- Reduces the mating urge
- Can reduce sexualized behaviors
The Benefits for Cats
- Curbs naughty behaviours, such as spraying urine
- Neutered cats are less likely to stray from home
- Your cat may become more affectionate
- Reduces the risk of your cat contracting certain diseases
- Decreases the risk of uterine infection in female
- May decrease the risk of developing breast cancer
Spaying & Neutering Procedures
These procedures are performed by our experienced veterinarians using the latest general anesthetic drugs and multiple monitoring devices.
Spaying is a surgical procedure where a female animal's reproductive organs (ovaries and uterus) are removed. Spaying can help prevent disease in female pets such as uterine infections and breast tumors.
Neutering is a surgical procedure where a male animal's reproductive organs (testicles) are removed. Neutering can help to prevent future disease in male pets such testicular and some prostate cancers.
If there are no complications or other health issues, your dog or cat can usually go home on the same day of the procedure, with activity restricted for a few days while the incision heals. We typically book a follow-up visit to remove stitches.