Spay and Neuter Services in Noblesville, IN at
Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital
If you're interested in spay and neuter services and recently asked yourself: "where is there a veterinarian near me?," we encourage you to get in touch with our Noblesville vet staff at Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital. We understand how important spay and neuter services are and how important your beloved animal companion is to your family! It's our mission to ensure this beneficial procedure goes smoothly for your cat or dog.
Understanding Spay and Neuter
Spay and neuter are simple surgical procedures that remove the internal sex organs of dogs, cats, and other animals. This prevents animals from being able to produce offspring. Spays are done on female cats and dogs and involve the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Neuters are done on male cats and dogs and involve the removal of the testicles.
Animals are put under general anesthesia during spay or neuter procedures to ensure their safety and comfort. Small incisions are made in the abdomen and groin through which the internal sex organs can be removed. After surgery, these incisions are then secured with a few stitches. Our Noblesville veterinarian team will teach you how to keep this incision clean and dry as it heals!
Why Spay and Neuter?
Millions of spay and neuter procedures are performed every year in this country. We stand with the ASPCA and other animal welfare organizations and encourage pet parents to have their pets spayed or neutered because of the many known benefits these procedures offer!
Specifically, spay and neuter procedures have been shown to:
- Prevent unwanted litters of kittens and puppies, many of which would otherwise end up as strays or sent to shelters
- Reduce the community burden of pet overpopulation
- Prevent or greatly reduce risk of certain health conditions for animals, including prostate, breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer
- Increase a pet's overall health and lifespan
- Prevent certain undesirable issues related to reproduction, including menstruation and excessive licking in female pets and aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and eloping in male pets
Keep in mind: the cost of a spay or neuter procedure is also much less than the costs associated with caring for a pregnant pet or a litter of animals!
You can have your cats or dogs spayed or neutered as young as eight weeks old as long as they're healthy, although many pet parents and their vets choose to wait until their animal is around 6 months of age (or in females, before their first heat).
Is It Time to Schedule Spay and Neuter for Your Pets?
Call Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital today at 317-770-1111 to schedule a spay or neuter with our Noblesville veterinarian.