Why Spay + Neuter

What is the surgery?
  • “Spaying” is the term used for female animals and the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus.
  • “Neutering” is the term used for male animals and is the surgical removal of the testicles.
  • “Fixing” your pet is another term for spaying/neutering.
  • Your female pet should be spayed before her first heat cycle—which commonly occurs at 5 to 6 months.  However, it is never too late to spay or neuter your pet.
  • Spaying or neutering your pet is a very safe procedure.  Call us for an appointment today at 405-947-SPAY.
Good for your pet.
  • Pets that are spayed/neutered have decreased or zero risk of certain types of cancer.
  • Spaying or neutering your pet can decrease the risk of diseases that are expensive to treat
  • Animals that are fixed make better companions because they are not motivated to wander in search of a mate.
Good for you – eliminate annoying behavior problems!
  • Neutered male cats are significantly less likely to spray (urine-marking) or wander in search of females.
  • Female dogs or cats in heat can cry incessantly, act nervous and attract males from all around.  Spaying eliminates the heat cycle.
  • Animals that have been spayed/neutered are less likely to bite, roam or get into fights.
Good for the community.
  • Over 17,000 dogs & cats are euthanized in Oklahoma City Animal Shelter every year simply because there are not enough homes.
  • It can cost up to $176 dollars to capture, house and either adopt or euthanize stray and unwanted pets.  These are your tax dollars.  However, it costs only $30 to $60 to get your animal fixed at our clinic.
  • A compassionate society knows there is a better way to solve overpopulation than needlessly euthanizing unwanted animals.

Visit the ASPCA website and learn more reasons to spay/neuter your pet.