Pet Surgery

Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering lead to long-term health for your cats and dogs.

A dog or cat can be spayed or neutered at almost any time after 4 months of age, depending on breed and physical condition. While both spaying and neutering are major surgeries, they are also the most common surgeries performed on dogs and cats at Arrowhead Animal Hospital, P.C. Your pet is given a thorough pre-op physical examination and the safest anesthesia and pain management available.

Benefits to Your Female Pet

Eliminates their heat cycle and its related behavior:

Female dogs experience a heat cycle approximately every 6 months that can last as long as 21 days. During that time your female dog will leave blood stains in the house and may become anxious, short-tempered and actively seek a mate. Female cats can come into heat every 2 weeks during breeding season until they become pregnant. During this time they may frequently yowl and urinate in unacceptable places.

Protects against future health problems:

Removes the possibility of uterine infections and reduces the chances of breast cancer tremendously.

Benefits to Your Male Pet

Eliminates their breeding capabilities and its related behavior:

Male dogs and cats are mature enough for breeding at 6-9 months of age. At that age they are likely to start “marking” their territory in virtually any part of the house. They may attempt to escape from home and roam in search of a mate. When seeking a mate their behavior may become aggressive.

Protects against future health problems:

It reduces the risk of prostate disease, testicular cancer and infections.

The Pet Population Problem

Both spaying and neutering lead to improved long-term health, prevent unwanted litters and eliminate many behavior problems associated with the mating instinct. IN ADDITION, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens that often end up in shelters and are needlessly destroyed.

Additional Routine Services
We are also able to perform other routine procedures such as:

  • Lump Removals
  • Tumor Removals
  • Laceration Repairs
  • Minor Orthopedic Procedures
  • Various Other Procedures

Please call for further information on other procedures performed and to receive an estimate.