Spay and Neuter Services in Acton, MA

Our community thrives when both pets and families are healthy and happy! At Acton Animal Hospital, we're committed to promoting the well-being of pets through our spay and neuter services in Acton, MA. These procedures play a significant role in controlling pet populations responsibly, thereby reducing the number of animals in shelters and increasing the opportunity for every pet to enjoy a loving forever home. Join us in our mission to create a happier and healthier environment for all pets in Acton!

Schedule your pet’s spay or neuter today by calling (978) 263-7477 or requesting an appointment online.

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Understanding Spay

Spaying, medically known as ovariohysterectomy, is a surgical procedure for female dogs and cats that removes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Our veterinarians at Acton Animal Hospital recommend spaying ideally before the first heat cycle, to ensure optimal health benefits. However, this timeframe is not set in stone, as every pet is different and may benefit from waiting a bit longer.

Key Benefits of Spaying Your Pet

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies, contributing to population control.

  • Reduces the risk of ovarian and uterine cancers.

  • Prevents uterine infections, enhancing overall health.

What Does Neutering Involve?

Neutering is the surgical removal of the testicles in male cats and dogs. As with spaying, not every pet will fall into the same timeframe for their surgery. Your veterinarian will help you choose the most appropriate time to neuter your pet, based on their age, health history, and other factors.

The Advantage of Neutering Your Pet

  • Eliminating risks of testicular and potentially prostate cancer.

  • Reducing aggressive behavior and lessening tendencies to roam and mark territory.

  • Preventing unwanted litters, thus aiding in population control.

Post-Spay or Neuter Recovery and Care

Dogs and cats that undergo spay and neuter surgeries at Acton Animal Hospital are cared for like our own. We make sure that every pet receives tailored anesthesia and pain management so they can recover comfortably and swiftly from their procedure.

It is important to monitor your pet at home while they’re recovering, as many dogs and cats do not know to leave their sutures alone or avoid roughhousing while their incision heals. Our team will give you all the instructions you need to support your pet after their surgery.

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