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Surgical sterilization, or neutering, of your dog is a responsible decision for any dog owner. It is important to reduce the soaring pet population, reduce the number of homeless pets, and protect your pet’s health. Male dogs are surgically castrated, while female dogs are surgically spayed (ovariohysterectomy). Consider the following facts:
Don’t let the myths about neutering your dog dissuade you from this important decision. The procedure will not lead to obesity or laziness. Those conditions are brought on by consumption of too many calories and having too little exercise. There is no known benefit to allowing your dog to have a first heat cycle or pregnancy before neutering. In fact, it’s medically beneficial (see above) to spay your dog prior to a heat cycle or mating.
We recommend neutering to be done in the age range of 4-6 months. This provides the optimum size and age for a safe and easy procedure and rapid recovery. Our hospital utilizes isoflurane gas anesthesia, intraoperative monitoring of pulse and oxygen saturation, and close technician supervision during surgery and recovery.