Gentle Spaying & Neutering in Fremont
Performing this surgery on females before their first heat cycle significantly reduces their risk of developing mammary cancer in later years. Spays performed before the first heat cycle result in just a one percent chance of breast cancer, whereas after two heat cycles the risk is 25 percent. In addition, spays eliminate the risk of contracting a life-threatening pyometra infection that would involve emergency surgery to remove infected organs.
Compassionate Care for Dogs & Cats
For cats, neuters are recommended when reaching about 4 months of age, and for dogs, at as early as 6 weeks. In a male dog, it involves the removal of both testicles. Benefits include eliminating the risk of testicular cancer and diminishing risk of prostate disease. Neutering also prevents the likelihood that a male dog will mount other dogs and people, or escape from home in search of a female companion. It helps to prevent aggressive behavior that can lead to dogfights and tragic accidents. The pungent odor of tomcat urine is greatly reduced in male cats that are neutered.