Spay & Neuter

At Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital, we provide spaying and neutering service for cats and dogs in Charlotte.

Spay & Neuter | Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital | Charlotte

Protect Your Pet, Do Your Part

Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized. 

By having your dog or cat spayed or neutered, you'll be doing your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens.

Spaying and neutering also help protect your pet from some serious health problems and can reduce certain behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct as well.

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The Difference Between Spaying & Neutering

Both spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal under general anesthesia. 

Spaying (Females) 

Technically known as an ovariohysterectomy, spaying removes a female's reproductive organs. 

Neutering (Males) 

Neutering, or orchiectomy, removes the testicles and is considered a simpler surgery than a spay. 

At what age should I get my pet fixed?

While healthy cats and dogs can be spayed or neutered at any age, the standard age to spay or neuter a kitten is about 5 - 6 months, and 6 - 9 months for puppies.

Benefits For Cats

There are 6 key benefits of spaying or neutering your cat:

  1. It curbs naughty behaviors, such as spraying urine.
  2. Neutered cats are less likely to stray from home.
  3. Your cat may become more affectionate.
  4. It reduces the risk of your cat contracting certain diseases.
  5. It decreases the risk of uterine infections in female cats.
  6. It may decrease the risk of developing mammary cancer.

Benefits For Dogs

There are 5 key benefits of spaying or neutering your dog:

  1. It reduces the risk of prostate and other cancers.
  2. It reduces marking and spraying issues.
  3. It stabilizes the mood of the dog.
  4. It reduces the mating urge.
  5. It can reduce sexualized behaviors.

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