Spay and Neuter Services
Spaying and neutering dogs and cats are one of the most important choices an individual can make as a pet owner. Our Brooklyn spay and neuter clinic not only helps to reduce the risk for health problems in your pet but also improves your pet’s overall quality of life. Spay and neuter procedures also reduce the unwanted animal population placed in animal shelters each year, an important goal for Brooklyn and New York City residents.
Spaying female pets before the first heat offer the greatest health benefits. When performed early in life, our spay procedure significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer in dogs and cats. This is one of the fatal cancers to affect pets and is tough to treat; it is fatal to 90 percent of cats and 50 percent of dogs. Spaying before the first heat nearly eliminates the risk of this cancer, as well as other reproductive disorders, such as ovarian and uterine tumors.
Our neuter surgery offers significant health benefits for male pets. Neutering before six months of age virtually eliminates the risk of testicular cancer. Neutering also helps to control unwanted, territorial behaviors in male pets. An unneuteredSpay and Neuter in Brooklyn, NY male pet has a single focus: finding a female with which to mate. This can lead to dangerous escapes and increase the risk of tragic car accidents and fights with other animals, both of which can result in expensive emergency veterinary care. Additionally, unneutered males are more likely to spray urine indoors as a way to mark territory. Neutering males redirect their focus on the family, rather than finding a mate. While neutering cannot eliminate all behavioral problems, this procedure does make a significant difference.
In addition to reducing the risk of cancer and improving a pet’s overall quality of life, our Brooklyn spay and neuter program makes a difference for shelter animals in our community. New York City animal shelters are overcrowded and struggle to help the many animals in need. Additional unwanted animals place a greater burden on shelters in Brooklyn and surrounding areas. Even if you find a home for your pet’s offspring, this means that there is one fewer home for a shelter animal in need. Our veterinary hospital firmly believes that all pets deserve a loving home. Our veterinarian performs spay and neuter surgeries to take an important first step towards achieving this goal.
At Oceanside Animal Clinic, our veterinary care team has substantial experience with Brooklyn spay and neuter surgery. While spay and neuter procedures are routine in Brooklyn, we understand that any surgical procedure can be a stressful experience for pets and their owners. We do everything possible to make this experience as easy as possible, including pre-operative and post-operative care.
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