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Pet Spay Neuter

Spay and neuter surgery is one of the most common surgeries for dogs and cats—and rightly so.


Pet Spay Neuter

We understand how important your pet is to your family, which is why we work so hard to offer the best services possible to keep your pet healthy.


Pet Spay Neuter

It prevents unwanted litters, and thereby helps curb animal overpopulation in Toledo, OH, and all across the country. In addition, the surgery boasts many health and behavioral benefits that help our pets live healthier, happier lives. While we primarily perform spays and neuters for dogs and cats, we also offer the service for rabbits and ferrets, too!

A Closer Look at the Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery

At Heatherdowns Veterinary Clinic Spay and neuter surgery has benefits not only for your individual pet, but the entire pet community. Here’s how:

Pet Spay Neuter

Surgery reduces pet overpopulation and shelter crowding.

Unwanted litters often end up at shelters or on the street. Too often, otherwise healthy pets are euthanized simply because shelters have no more room. By spaying and neutering your pets, you help reduce the number of unwanted litters and thereby save innocent lives.

Pet Spay Neuter

Your pet will be better behaved.

Spayed and neutered cats and dogs are less inclined to exhibit certain behaviors such as roaming in their search for a mate, which could put them in harm’s way. Neutered males are often less aggressive and are less likely to exhibit mounting or urine-spraying behaviors.

Pet Spay Neuter

Spayed and neutered pets often live longer, healthier lives.

The removal of the uterus and ovaries (spaying) and the testes (neutering) eliminates the risk of certain cancers such as uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. Spayed females are also significantly less likely to develop mammary gland tumors later in life, which are often malignant.

Answers to Some Common Questions

Spay and neuter surgery is a common topic and one that is surrounded by some misinformation. We want to break down any myths or misunderstandings associated with the surgery so you can be fully informed to make the best decision for your pet.

Will spaying/neutering my pet change their personality?
No. Surgery will change some of their behaviors (such as urine-spraying and mounting), but it will not affect their personality in any way.
Won’t my female pet be better off if she has one litter?
There is no evidence to suggest females are any better off after having a litter. In fact, studies have shown that when female pets are spayed before their first heat cycle, their risk of mammary gland tumors later in life is significantly lower—an important fact, when you consider that most breast tumors are malignant and difficult, if not impossible, to treat.
Will my pet gain weight after surgery?
Spay and neuter surgery may play a role in slowing your pet’s metabolism slightly, but the biggest contributor to weight gain is eating too much and moving too little! As long as your pet eats a healthy diet and gets regular exercise, they shouldn’t put on the pounds.

Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Heatherdowns Veterinary Clinic. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.