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We are happy to provide a safe and professional environment for your pet to be spayed or neutered.  On this page you may find some frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding spaying or neutering along with our prices.  And as always feel free to call us at (510) 531-0121 if you have any more questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Spaying/Neuter

Why should I get my pet spayed?

The health benefits of spaying your pet far outweigh the risks of an intact female.  Intact female are much more likely to suffer from mammary tumors.   If your pet is spayed before the first heat she is almost guaranteed to not develop mammary tumors.  The risk increases after each heat cycle.  Spayed females no longer go through noisy heat cycles for felines or the inconvenient blood spotting for canines. Additionally, intact female dogs may also suffer from pyometra.

Additional information on feline spaying and canine spaying

When should I get my pet fixed?

Pets can be fixed as early as 4 months.  We recommend getting your pet fixed between 4-7 months 

Will my pet have to stay overnight?

No, your pet will stay with us for one day.  Generally owners may drop off their pet for surgery between the hours of 8-11am and be picked up between 4-6pm. 

Can my pet be spayed while she's in heat or pregnant?

Yes, but it does make the procedure more complicated and an additional charge is associated with it.  We recommend having your pet spayed when she is not in heat or pregnant. 

How long does it take my pet to recover from the surgery?

Your pet may be groggy for the first 24 hours after surgery.  The incision site with proper cleaning care takes 2 weeks or more to heal properly.  During this time especially with females it is important to restrict your pet's mobility and keep the incision site clean.  If you have problems at home keeping your pet calm we can prescribe mild sedatives.

Will my pet's personality or body change after surgery?

 Your pet's personality will not change for the worse.  Often after being fixed aggressive or overly hyperactive pets tend to calm down and mark their territory less.  However, your pet may gain some weight.