Fort Lauderdale Pet Neutering & Spaying
Specializing in Affordable Spaying & Neutering Services
Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the best things you can do to ensure their continued health and wellbeing. At DPC Veterinary Hospital, we strongly believe in the importance of pet neutering and spaying, which is why we offer low-cost sterilization services seven days a week.
We understand your concerns when it comes to your pet undergoing a surgical procedure, such as spaying or neutering. However, you can rest assured knowing that our veterinary surgeons are some of the best in the state, with decades of training and experience, as well as access to state-of-the-art surgical technology. Your pet’s safety is our top priority, and we do everything possible to ensure their comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
To make the process easier for pet owners, we offer all our Fort Lauderdale pet neutering and spaying services at a fair and affordable rate. We do not charge extra for weekend appointments, and we even offer grants for low- or no-cost cat spaying and neutering.
To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call (954) 516-1654 or contact us online today.
What Is Pet Neutering & Spaying?
Pet neutering and spaying is the process of surgically sterilizing an animal, or removing some of its reproductive organs to prevent breeding. Although “neutering” is often used to refer to this process in both male and female animals, neutering technically refers to the surgical sterilization of male animals, whereas spaying refers to the surgical sterilization of female animals.
There are several differences between neutering and spaying:
- Neutering: Known medically as “orchiectomy,” the process of neutering a male dog or cat involves the removal of its testes. This renders the animal unable to reproduce and can help ease or even eliminate certain breeding behaviors.
- Spaying: The medical term for surgically sterilizing (or spaying) a female dog or cat is “ovariohysterectomy.” The process involves removing the animal’s fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus to prevent reproduction and eliminate heat cycles, as well as some breeding behaviors.
Note that, while neutering and spaying your dog or cat will prevent your pet from reproducing, it may not eliminate all breeding-related and instinctual behaviors. However, in addition to stopping unintended and unwanted breeding, spaying or neutering your pet offers many advantages.
The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
At DPC Veterinary Hospital, we strongly believe in the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and cats. Every year, thousands of unwanted dogs and cats—including puppies and kittens—are euthanized. Spaying or neutering your pet helps prevent unintentional breeding and reduces the overall number of stray and unhoused dogs and cats.
But did you know that neutering or spaying your pet also offers a number of health and behavioral benefits?
Some of the advantages of neutering or spaying your dog or cat include:
- Increased average lifespan in female and male pets
- Elimination of uterine infections and diseases in female animals
- Decreased likelihood of breast tumors in female dogs and cats
- Prevention of testicular cancer and other prostrate problems in male pets
- Female dogs and cats will not go into heat/exhibit heat-related behavioral issues
- May reduce behavioral issues related to breeding, such as aggression, roaming, mounting, and spraying, in male pets
Additionally, spaying or neutering your pet is extremely cost-effective. Not only is it far more affordable than the cost of caring for an unexpected litter of puppies or kittens, but we also make it extra affordable with several low-cost pricing and grant options. Reach out to DPC Veterinary Hospital today to learn more!
When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat?
Contrary to popular belief, it is not always best to wait until your female dog or cat has gone through her first heat cycle to spay. In fact, spaying your female pet before her first heat cycle can help prevent certain diseases later in life. For male pets, it is generally recommended that you wait until six months to neuter.
However, there are many factors that influence when you should have your pet spayed or neutered, including:
- The type of pet you have (dog or cat)
- Whether you have a small or large dog
- Your dog’s breed
We recommend that you talk to our experienced veterinarians to determine the right time to spay or neuter your pet. Our team can evaluate the various unique factors involved and provide detailed information on your pet’s particular needs.
What To Expect with Pet Neutering & Spaying
Many pet owners are understandably concerned about putting their dog or cat through a surgical procedure. While spaying and neutering are both somewhat involved surgeries, they are also extremely routine. Our veterinary surgeons have performed countless surgical sterilizations throughout their years in practice. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and highly standardized procedures to deliver high-quality care that is both safe and effective.
What’s more, we truly care about your pet’s comfort. We will do everything possible to ensure your dog or cat’s complete safety and comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
Our pet neutering and spaying services in Fort Lauderdale begin with a comprehensive consultation. We will walk you through the process before we start and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also obtain all the necessary information about your pet so that we can make the proper recommendations. During surgery, our team carefully monitors your pet’s vitals and works quickly and efficiently to complete the procedure. Afterwards, we will monitor your dog or cat to ensure that they are feeling well and are properly set up for fast and healthy healing. During this time, we are happy to answer your questions and remain in touch regarding your pet’s recovery.
Book a Pet Neutering or Spaying Appointment with DPC Veterinary Hospital Today
If you’re ready to learn more about spaying or neutering your pet, get in touch with our team at DPC Veterinary Hospital today to schedule an appointment. We welcome new and existing clients from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Area, including pet owners in Hollywood, Cooper City, Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Contact us online or by phone at (954) 516-1654 to speak to a friendly and professional member of our staff today.
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