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Providing Veterinary care for Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, and the Greater Orlando Area.

Veterinary Services, Spay / Neuter

Pet Spay / Neuter

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.

Ideal Age for Spay or Neuter

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.

What are the Benefits of Spay and Neuter

Health Benefits

  • Sterilization can prevent testicular and breast cancer in pets. Sterilized pets aren't concerned with reproducing and tend to live healthier lifestyles. Statistics show that spayed and neutered pets tends to live longer. Research has shown that females spayed before their first heat cycle are 97% less likely to develop mammary (breast) cancer. All other reproductive cancers and uterine infections are also dramatically reduced or eliminated in altered animals.

Females Won't Go Into Heat

  • The average estrus cycle in dogs can vary by breed, but is typically around twenty-one days long and usually occurs every six to seven months. While in heat she will attract many males into her territory by "calling" for them and urinating around her territory. This leads to stray pets roaming around your property. Heat cycles in cats range from seven days to over two weeks. Cats exhibit signs of pain, including loud yowling when in heat. Spayed females do not go into heat and can avoid all these issues.

Males Won't Roam and Will Exhibit Calmer Behavior

  • Neutered male pets will no longer roam and run away to find females. They will also become more family orientated and obedient. Many aggression and fighting problem can be avoided by early neutering. Neutering will also prevent males from urinating inside your house to mark their territory.

Help Reduce Pet Homelessness and Euthanasia

  • Millions of pets are euthanized annually due to over population in shelters. You can make a difference by insuring your pets don't contribute to this heartbreaking problem, by getting them spayed or neutered.

Westmonte's Low-Cost Spay Neuter

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:

  • IV Catheter
  • IV Fluids
  • Sedation and Anesthesia
  • Surgical Monitoring
  • Surgical Preparation
  • Pain Medication
  • E-Collar
  • Follow Up Surgical Visit

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

Spay Neuter Lingo Explained

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.

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Contact Information

  • Westmonte Animal Clinic
  • 230 S. Wymore Road
  • Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • (407) 862-6892

After Hours Emergencies

  • Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Casselberry
  • 195 Concord Drive
  • Casselberry, FL 32707
  • (407) 644-4449