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Spaying & Neutering in Exeter, CA

Spaying and neutering are common surgeries performed at our Exeter animal clinic that not only is a method of population control but also provides a variety of health benefits.

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What Is Spaying & Neutering?

Both spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia. 

Spaying is a surgical procedure for female animals. Technically known as an ovariohysterectomy, spaying removes a female's reproductive organs. 

Neutering, or orchiectomy, removes the testicles from male pets and is considered a simpler surgery than a spay. The term 'neutering' can also, in some cases, refer to the desexing or 'fixing' of either gender.

young cat after spaying and neutering

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering for Cats

There are 6 key benefits of spaying or neutering your cat:

  1. It curbs naughty behaviours, like spraying to mark territory.
  2. Neutered cats are less likely to stray from home.
  3. Your cat may become more affectionate.
  4. It reduces the risk of your cat contracting certain diseases.
  5. It decreases the risk of uterine infection in female cats.
  6. It may decrease the risk of mammary (breast) cancer.

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering for Dogs

There are 6 key benefits of spaying or neutering your dog:

  1. It reduces the risk of prostate and other cancers.
  2. Can reduce marking and spraying issues.
  3. It stabilizes the mood of the dog.
  4. Your dog may have a reduced urge to mate.
  5. It can reduce sexualized behaviors.
  6. This can help decrease aggressive behaviors.

dog eats lunch after spaying and neutering

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