New York Spay and Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimizes behavior problems and helps control the population of unwanted pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly 12,500 puppies are born in the United States each hour. Spaying or neutering your pet eliminates unwanted litters. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the best age to spay your pet.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a spay or neuter. We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is comfortable during the procedure and after they are discharged. Your pet will be monitored under anesthesia by a trained technician who monitors blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, electrocardiogram, respiratory rate and body temperature. Intravenous fluids are administered throughout the procedure to help maintain your pet's blood pressure and provide intravenous access for additional drugs if they are needed. Your pet will be kept nice and warm with warming blankets during the procedure. Proper pain management makes the procedure as comfortable as possible and allows for faster recovery. Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our neutering procedures.

The spaying and neutering process at New York Animal Hospital
Information on spaying at New York Animal Hospital

Spaying

Spaying is a surgical procedure in which both ovaries and uterus are completely removed from your female pet. Also called an "ovariohysterectomy," the surgery is performed while your pet is under general anesthesia. There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, spaying will eliminate the sometimes 'messy' heat cycles that attract male dogs to your house from miles away. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Additionally, research has shown that pets that have been spayed live longer than pets that have not been spayed.

Neutering

Neutering refers to the surgical procedure in which both testicles are removed. There are many benefits to neutering your male companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of the dog and cat overpopulation. Second, neutering can help eliminate undesirable and at times, embarrassing behavior in your male companion. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

Animal Hospital in New York neutering information