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Spaying & Neutering

Spaying and neutering are some of the most common surgeries we perform at Aadobe Animal Hospital. They help to control the unwanted animal population, and they offer a number of health benefits to cats and dogs as well.

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What are spaying and neutering?

Spaying and neutering are both procedures by which animals are surgically sterilized under general anesthesia. 

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

Neutering, or orchiectomy, removes the testicles from males. It is generally considered to be a simpler surgery than a spay. The term 'neutering' is sometimes also used to refer to the desexing or 'fixing' of animals of either sex.

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Benefits For Cats

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

  1. It curbs undesirable behaviors, like spraying to mark territory.
  2. It makes male cats less inclined to wander from home in search of mates.
  3. Some cats may become more affectionate after the procedure.
  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 For Dogs

There are 5 key benefits of spaying or neutering your dog:

  1. It can help reduce the risk of prostate and other cancers.
  2. It tends to reduce marking and spraying behaviors.
  3. It can help stabilize the mood of the dog, curbing aggression.
  4. It reduces the mating urge.
  5. It can reduce sexualized behaviors.

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