Why You Need to Spay and Neuter Your Pets

2 cats and a dog: Spay and Neuter in Temperance

Cat and dog spay and neuter procedures are just some of the surgical services we offer at Temperance Animal Hospital. In addition, they are some of the most important! Spaying and neutering allows pets to have a healthy start in life, and can prevent potentially life-threatening diseases in the future. It also reduces certain behaviors and decreases stray animal overpopulation. Homeless cats and dogs are a significant problem in some areas of the country, but spaying and neutering can correct this problem.

Did you just welcome a furry bundle of joy into your home? One of our veterinarians can help you get started with their health care, and give you all the necessary information regarding spaying/neutering. Our goal is to provide all the treatments your pet will need to stay healthy through every life stage.

Vet holding a dog: Spay and Neuter in Temperance

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering for Cats and Dogs

Spay and neuter surgeries can benefit cats and dogs in many ways, giving them the chance to live longer and healthier lives. The benefits for males and females include:


  • Decreased aggression towards other male dogs
  • Improved prostate health
  • Reduces the risk of testicular and anal tumors, certain types of hernias
  • Decreased interest in roaming
  • Reduces urine marking and mounting other animals/objects


  • Reduces the risk of mammary cancer development
  • Prevents pyometra, a life-threatening uterine infection
  • Eliminates the heat cycle and all associated symptoms including vaginal discharge (spotting)
  • Decreased interest in roaming

What You Can Expect

Our doctors generally recommend spay and neuter surgeries for cats that are four months old and dogs that are at least six months old. However, this could vary depending on your pet's overall health. When consulting with your veterinarian, they will be glad to answer all of your questions and tell you what to expect before, during and after your pet's surgery.

We always work to ensure our patients' safety when they undergo surgery at our hospital. Before their procedure, we will premedicate with sedatives and pain prevention. Furthermore, a surgical technician will always be standing by to monitor your pet during surgery and recovery.  

When you pick up your pet, we will give you all of the information you'll need to keep them comfortable in the following days. You can also expect to hear from us, because we want to make sure that your pet is recovering well. If there is anything you need from us during this time, please call (734) 847-6751 so we can assist you!


TAH is an incredible place! They can get you in the same day you call! The animal techs are awesome with my dogs and take their time with kindness towards them! The Vets are very knowledgeable about problems my puppies have! An all-round amazing place!

-Kate L.

They treat my cats with the utmost respect and care, giving them full utility of all their 9 lives ❤

-Elena S.


Your service is fast and very good. I know that when I take Myra to your office that she is in great hands. Thank you for caring.

-Walt G.


I just came from needing to put to sleep my Furst baby. These were the most caring, compassionate doctors and tech I've ever encountered. They turned this heartbreaking event into a positive, heartwarming memory that I will never forget.

-Jamie C.

Your office and staff is exceptional. You saved my baby boys life and i cant thank you enough!! When someone said they were going to call they did right on time if not before and they sent me pictures on Tyson while he was there and answered all of my questions. Thank you and your whole staff again for caring for my boy!!

-Brittney P


Temperance Animal Hospital

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