Your pet counts on you for love, protection, and care. Making the decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important part of his care. These FAQs from Animal Clinic of Rogue River can answer any questions you may have concerning these surgeries. For your convenience, we offer safe, affordable spay and neuter surgeries to pet owners in Rogue River, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Medford, Central Point, and the surrounding communities.
What are spay and neuter surgeries?
Spay and neuter surgeries are performed to prevent unwanted pet pregnancies. These procedures sterilize your pet so they cannot produce babies.
Why is spaying or neutering my pet important?
Altering your pet can help reduce the number of stray animals found on many city streets today. Homeless animals suffer a great deal due to lack of care. They can even become aggressive and violent, putting people at risk of being attacked. By altering your pet, you do your part to reduce pet homelessness and keep people safe. You also reduce overcrowded conditions in animal shelters in your local community.
Are these procedures safe?
These are routine surgeries that can be performed by most vets. If you live in Rogue River or the surrounding communities, you can schedule your pet’s surgery at Animal Clinic of Rogue River.
Will spaying or neutering my pet affect his health?
Altering your pet can actually improve your pet’s health as it protects him or her from developing reproductive cancers, infections, and tumors. These ailments can seriously impair your pet’s health or lead to his or her early demise. By having your pets fixed, you can help them live healthier lives.
Will spaying or neutering my pet affect personality or behavior?
Altering your pet will not change his or her personality, but can spare you from undesirable behaviors during mating season. By spaying your female cat before her first heat, you can avoid her yowling at night or spraying urine all over the house. Neutering your male dog reduces aggressive behavior which can keep him from entering into fights with other dogs. It also reduces his urge to roam in search of a mate.
At what age should I have my pet fixed?
The average age for spaying or neutering dogs and cats is between 4-7 months of age, although these surgeries can be performed sooner. Your vet can help you decide the best time to spay or neuter your pet.
Where should I spay or neuter my pet?
If you live in Rogue River, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Medford, or Central Point, bring your pet to us at Animal Clinic of Rogue River for these surgeries. To schedule an appointment, call us at 541-582-1440 today.