Spay and Neuter Services for Dogs & Cats in Mint Hill, NC
Puppies and kittens are bouncy furballs of boundless energy, and while they may seem impervious to danger, they require a lot of care in their first year of life. One of the most important things you’ll need to consider is their spay and neuter surgery. At Mint Hill Animal Hospital, we strongly recommend this surgery for every puppy and kitten due to the many health benefits it brings as well the positive impact it has on stray overpopulation.
What Are the Benefits of Spay/Neuter Surgery?
Spay and neuter surgery has a variety of benefits for our own cats and dogs as well as the greater pet community:
When is the Best Time to Spay/Neuter My Dog or Cat?
There are many different factors to determine the best age for spay and neuter surgery. For instance, some females benefit from an earlier surgery, as soon as they're at a healthy weight, in order to spay them before their first heat cycle. Meanwhile, some larger breed dogs benefit from a later surgery because the reproductive hormones help control their growth rate. Your veterinarian will discuss with you the best time for your individual pet’s surgery so they reap the most benefits.