Spay and Neuter at Connecticut Veterinary Center

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Best-in-class care, the highest safety standards, and comprehensive procedures are the hallmarks of surgery at any of our locations, including in Kensington, West Hartford, Windsor, Glastonbury, and Hartford. While many pets undergo spay and neuter surgery, the care they receive is as complete as any other. When you schedule a consultation for your puppy or kitten, our doctors examine and recommend the best time for spay or neuter surgery on a case-by-case basis. Most importantly, when you have your pet spayed or neutered, you’ll be gifting them with numerous benefits.

What about When: The Best Time for Spay or Neuter Surgery

The same as every pet has their own unique personality, their individual health plans can vary. Therefore, our doctors will recommend the best time for spay or neuter surgery for your individual pet. While many pets may benefit from undergoing the procedure before their first heat cycle, they should also wait until they’ve lost all retained baby teeth. In general, most pets can and should be spayed or neutered by six months old. But schedule a wellness examination for your puppy or kitten first. Then, we can customize your pet’s health plan, including when they should receive core and noncore vaccinations. Schedule your pet today!

The Medical and Behavioral Benefits

When you have your female pet spayed or your male pet neutered, they receive many medical and behavioral benefits. Some of these benefits are gender specific, but many of the behavioral benefits can be seen in both male and females. The call of the wild is strong for both genders and they may try to roam far and wide looking for a mate when they’re left in-tact.

Spay and Neuter in West Hartford

Female pets receive medical and behavioral benefits:

  • The chances of unwanted pregnancies are eliminated if done before the first heat cycle.
  • Incidences of ovarian and uterine cancer are greatly reduced.
  • Mammary gland tumors are less likely to develop.
  • Worrisome roaming behavior is reduced or eliminated.
  • Urine spraying and marking behavior is reduced or eliminated.

Male pets receive medical and behavioral benefits:

  • Any chance of developing testicular cancer is eliminated.
  • The incidence of prostate disease is greatly reduced.
  • Worrisome roaming behavior is reduced or eliminated.
  • Urine spraying and marking behavior is reduced or eliminated.
  • Mounting behavior is reduced or eliminated.

Contact us to learn more or to schedule your pet today. We look forward to guiding you on your pet’s healthcare.