Pet Spay and Neuter at Our Hospital
When you bring your pet into Tiger Tails Animal Hospital for a spay or neuter procedure, your pet will receive the same unsurpassed care as any of our other surgical procedures. We’re proud of being accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association because it means we’re current on veterinary medicine’s best practices. When to have your loyal companion undergo spay or neuter surgery can vary from one pet to the next. At our animal hospital, we carefully counsel residents in Duluth and surrounding areas on the best age for your pet to undergo the procedure, what you can expect, and the benefits involved.
Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery
Some common benefits of pet spay and neuter surgery include:
- The incidence of breast tumors is reduced in females.
- The incidence of ovarian and uterine cancer is reduced in females.
- The incidence of testicular cancer is eliminated in males.
- The incidence of prostate problems is reduced in males.
- The number of unwanted litters is reduced.
- Troublesome roaming behavior is reduced.
- Urine spraying and marking behavior are reduced.
The decision to spay or neuter is personal, and we encourage our clients to speak about it with one of our experienced veterinarians. Our wellness exams are a great time to receive your pet’s customized treatment plan. Contact us today!
Microchip Your Pet During Spay and Neuter Surgery
Pet microchipping is a simple, painless procedure that can be easily added to spay and neuter surgery. Once a tiny electronic device is inserted just under their skin, your contact information will be updated in a database accessible to millions of veterinarians and animal control workers.
When you microchip your pet, you dramatically increase the chance they’ll be returned to you if the unimaginable happens. It only takes seconds for them to slip through a door or window accidentally left open, and gates sometimes aren’t as secure as you think. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, microchipped pets who found their way to U.S. animal shelters were returned home in much larger amounts than pets who were not microchipped. Please contact us for more information.