Spay and Neuter for Dogs & Cats in Woodbridge, VA

Did you know about the


of spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats? Minnieville Animal Hospital can provide this safe, routine surgery for your pet to improve their overall well-being and quality of life. Our team can also offer recommendations on when to schedule  the surgery to most benefit your dog or cat.

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How Does Spay & Neuter Surgery Benefit My Pet?

Spay and neuter surgery can provide a wide range of benefits to your pet, and your veterinarian can offer guidance on the best time to schedule the surgery for your dog or cat to receive the most benefits. Certain breeds and species of pets should be spayed or neutered after they reach reproductive maturity while others may benefit from having the surgery prior to reaching sexual maturity. Additional benefits include:

Prevention of Female Heat Cycle

Female dogs and cats experience a heat cycle which will cause them to go after male pets’ attention in addition to great discomfort. Having your pet spayed will prevent the uncomfortable experience of a heat cycle.

Reduce Unwanted Behavior in Males

Neuter surgery can help prevent the unwanted, aggressive, or destructive behavior that male dogs and cats can exhibit when they are young. This can prevent behaviors such as spraying, mounting, and roaming which will not only improve your pet’s temperament but also help keep them safe.

Lessen the Local Homeless Pet Population

Spay and neuter surgery can help reduce the roughly 6.5 million pets that reside in shelters. This can also reduce the stress on local animal rescues and allow them to better provide for the pets currently in their care.

Improve Overall Health of Pets

If your pet is spayed or neutered, this can also positively contribute to their overall health and well-being by reducing or completely preventing specific diseases or cancers. Spaying or neutering your pet can prevent pyometra infection and mammary cancer in females and the enlargement and infection of the prostate gland and testicular cancer in males. By lowering the risk of or preventing specific diseases, spayed or neutered dogs and cats can spend more time making memories by your side.  

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