Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats
in Temperance, MI

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Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Temperance, MI

Spay and neuter services for dogs and cats 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 dog and cat spaying and neutering. Our goal is to provide all the treatments your pet will need to stay healthy through every life stage. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at (734) 847-6751.

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering 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 of spay and neuter surgeries for males and females include:


Decreased Aggression Towards Other Males

Neutering male dogs and cats can help reduce aggression toward other male dogs and cats due to reduction in testosterone influence.

Improved Prostate Health

The prostate can enlarge over time while under the influence of testosterone. Enlarged prostates can be uncomfortable and cause issues with urinations and defecations. Influence of testosterone can also predispose dogs and cats to infections.

Reduces the Risk of Testicular and Anal Tumors, Certain Types of Hernias 

Reduced levels of testosterone help to prevent some tumors and hernias.

Decreased Interest in Roaming

Unneutered males can smell females in heat for miles away and will roam to find them and mate. 90% of male cats will have reduced roaming behaviors with neutering alone.

Reduces Urine Marking and Mounting Other Animals/Objects

Marking is a territorial behavior that is enhanced by testosterone. 90% of male cats will have reduced marking behaviors with neutering alone.


Reduces the Risk of Mammary Cancer Development

Spaying before the first heat cycle gives females a near zero chance of developing mammary cancer.

Prevents Pyometra, a Life-Threatening Uterine Infection

Pyometras occur when bacteria ascend from the vagina up to the uterus during a heat cycle when the tissue is more predisposed for infection. Hormonal influence on the uterine tissue can make pets more predisposed to these infections as they get older.

Eliminates the Heat Cycle and All Associated Symptoms Including Vaginal Discharge (Spotting)

Without ovaries or a uterus, females will not go into a heat cycle.

Decreased Interest in Roaming

Decreased hormone influences makes females less likely to roam to mate.

Dog and Cat Spay and Neuter Expectations

Our veterinarians 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 animal 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!