Pet Spay and Neuter Services at West LA Veterinary Group
Our veterinarians are highly skilled at providing care for pets of all ages in the West Los Angeles area, including the young ones. We provide a variety of general and soft tissue surgeries at our practice, including pet spay and neuter services. If you have recently added a new puppy or kitten to your family, we recommend having them spayed or neutered. By having your pet spayed or neutered, many health problems can be avoided, and your pet can live a longer and healthier life.
The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Pet spay and neuter procedures have many benefits. One of them is reducing animal overpopulation. The ASPCA states that nearly 7.6 million animals end up in shelters each year. This large number is due to unplanned litters and limited access to spay and neuter services in certain areas of the country. Unfortunately, shelters aren’t able to adopt out all of the animals that come into their care at the same rate in which they come in. This means that some animals that are perfectly adoptable end up being euthanized instead. Opting to have your pet spayed or neutered allows you to do your part in controlling animal over population.
There are also many health and behavioral benefits to having your pet spayed or neutered, including:
- A longer lifespan for your pet
- A significant reduction in the incidence of mammary tumors in female pets
- Prevention of uterine infections and uterine caner in female pets
- Prevention of prostate issues and testicular cancer in male pets
- Male pets are less likely to roam away from your home
- Male pets are less likely to be aggressive, or mark their territory
Want to Learn More About Our Pet Spay and Neuter Procedures?
Every pet is different, and the age at which you should have your pet spayed or neutered varies. We recommend speaking with one of our veterinarians to determine the proper time to have the procedure completed.
If you wish to have your pet spayed or neutered, look no further than West LA Veterinary Group. Contact us anytime to get more information about our spay and neuter services, or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. We would be happy to give your pet the compassionate care they deserve.