Choosing to have your pet spayed or neutered is an important decision for the life of your pets, your family and your community. Spaying and neutering your pets has many documented benefits. Pet spaying and neutering also helps reduce the number of animals being euthanized in shelters every day. Spaying and neutering at the proper age can reduce your pets risk of certain conditions and cancers. Sterilizing your pet is the only 100% safe and guaranteed form of birth control.
Our veterinarian and technicians will be able to advise you on the best time to sterilize your pet. The recommended age to spay or neuter your pet is usually between 4 and 6 months of age. We normally spay females before their first heat cycle. Most shelters won't adopt out pets until they are spayed or neutered, which is why some pets are sterilized as young as 8 weeks old. Spaying a pregnant or older pet has some increased risks, but the benefits are still numerous.
Our veterinarians and staff at Westmonte Animal Clinic feel strongly about the over population of pets. Combine that with our requirement to provide the best, safest medical care for your pet we have re-priced our Spay Neuter pricing to what some may call 'cheap" or low-cost. However, we did not alter our standards of medicine. All surgeries, including spays/neuters, include:
While we can never compete with a non-profit low-cost spay neuter clinic we make up for that in all we offer to keep your pet safe during the surgery.
Check out our Spay Neuter Packages and give us a call (407) 862-6892
Often times our veterinarian and staff are asked what is the correct lingo to use when referring to spays/neuters. Sterilized, fixed, desexed and altered are terms used to say that a male or female pet has had their reproductive organs safely removed. Neutering is typically associated with the process of sterilizing a male pet. Spay is the procedure to sterilize a female pet. The long and technical name for spay is ovariohysterecotmy, simplified as OHE. The male neuter procedure is technically called castration, but most people just say neuter. If a pet is intact, it means they have not been sterilized and are capable of reproducing. An intact female dog is called a bitch, and a male intact dog after breeding is called a stud. An intact female cat is called a Queen, and an intact male cat is called a Tom.