Boyd Lake Veterinary Center - Spay and Neuter Services in Loveland, CO
At Boyd Lake Veterinary Center, we offer spaying and neutering services to our Loveland, CO neighbors. Spaying and neutering are wise and responsible choices for most pets, but we treat each pet as an individual. We listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you determine the best options for your pet. If spaying or neutering is the best choice for your pet, we guide you through pre-surgery preparation, provide your pet the best in professional veterinary services and hospitality during its stay, and show you how to care for your pet in recovery. Your companion's vet is just a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns.
Spay and Neuter Medical Benefits in Loveland
Spaying and neutering provide benefits beyond pregnancy prevention. Spayed and neutered pets live longer on average. In addition to improved health, spaying neutering often helps reduce behavior problems.
- • Spaying before an animal’s first heat significantly reduces the risk of uterine infections and breast tumors
- • Spaying after a pet’s first heat still reduces the risk of uterine infections and breast tumors
- • Neutering prevents testicular cancer and reduces the risk of prostate problem
- • Spayed females don’t go into heat – this means less mess/odor and fewer visitors serenading with screeches and yowls
- • Neuter surgery reduces romantic urges and motivations, so pets are less likely to run away from home in search of distant love
- • Neutered males are less diligent about marking territory. They may still mark, but with less frequency and urine
- • Neutering often reduces inappropriate mounting other pets, people, and objects
- • Neutering can reduce aggressive behavior.
When should I spay or neuter my pet?
Most dogs and cats can be safely neutered/spayed at about 6-8 months of age. Puppies and kittens heal quicker than older pets and enjoy the maximum benefits of surgery. Older pets can still benefit from sterilization.
How long does the spay or neuter procedure take?
Neutering surgery normally takes less than 10 minutes. Spaying takes 15-20 minutes. Spaying a female dog or cat takes 15-20 minutes. Each pet receives constant attention for our professional veterinary staff, a mild anesthetic, pain medication, and intravenous fluids for comfort and safety.
We will send post-operative instructions and any needed medication home with you. Your pet needs a quiet place to sleep and recover away from small children and other pets. Minimize running and jumping for at least two weeks. Your pet will have a cone that will stop them from licking the incision. Check the incision daily for redness or swelling. Call us if you have any questions or worries.
Call Boyd Lake Veterinary Center for All Your Veterinary Needs
Keep your wandering pet safely at home with your family in Loveland, CO. Call Boyd Lake Veterinary Center at (970) 593-1717 today for spay or neuter surgery. When your pet is here, they receive the total care they deserve!