Spay and neuter procedures can provide a number of proven health benefits for Salt Lake City pets if you do not plan on breeding them. Red Butte Veterinary Care provides routine spay/neuter services for male and female pets for our clients in Utah. Here’s some important information on these procedures.

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pets

Aside from population control among the animal population, spaying and neutering pets can confer some specific health benefits for male and female cats and dogs.

Benefits to Neutering Male Pets

  • The neuter procedure eliminates certain aggressive behaviors
  • Lessens chance of testicular cancers and prostate issues
  • Neutered males are less likely to roam away from the house & yard
  • Reduces the likelihood of marking territory

Benefits to Spaying Female Pets

  • Reduces incidence of breast and reproductive cancers
  • No heat cycle or menstrual cycle
  • No yowling or anxiousness as a result of the heat cycle

Spay and Neuter Services in Salt Lake City, UT

Spay and Neuter Procedures

Spay and neuter surgeries have been refined over the years so that they are now safe and relatively fast procedures. The health and safety of your pet are our first priority at Red Butte Veterinary Care. In the vast majority of cases, the surgery goes off without any complications.

An adult pet can be spayed or neutered at any age. Kittens can be spayed or neutered as young as 8 weeks of age, while dogs do well with the procedure in the 6 to 9 months age range. Pets that undergo spaying or neutering tend to have better moods and happier lives.

A spaying surgery removes the ovaries and uterus from a female pet. This provides all the benefits listed above, while also preventing the risk of an unexpected litter of kittens or puppies.

The neuter procedure removes the animal’s testicles. Masculine pets tend to have hormonal surges that can lead to unwanted pet behaviors. By neutering male cats or dogs, aggression, irritability, and hyperactivity can be eliminated.

Contact Us for Salt Lake City Spay and Neuter Services

Whether you have a young pet that you’d like to have spayed or neutered or an older pet that has started showing aggressive or unwanted behaviors, we can provide these procedures for you. Contact us at Red Butte Veterinary Care to schedule a spay or neuter appointment.