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Spaying is a recommended procedure for the majority of female cats and dogs – it helps to prevent overpopulation in pets, it lessens the risks for many diseases and eliminates the worry of unwanted litters. At Animal Emergency Center, we are well-equipped to provide spaying services for all your animals. Whether you just got a puppy or kitten, or you have an older animal that you would like spayed, our Los Angeles veterinary team can help!
Spaying is the surgical removal of the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes of a cat or dog. Once spaying is completed, the cat or dog will be unable to reproduce. The surgery will also eliminate a lot of breeding-specific behaviors, as well as the heat cycle.
A pet can be spayed as young as eight weeks old, as long as the cat or dog is healthy. Although the complexity of the procedure can vary by animal, by age and by specific health concerns, generally it can be completed in a half hour to an hour and a half. There is some recovery time after the surgery, where the pet will need to be pampered to encourage quick and proper healing.
Spaying a pet that is in heat can be more complicated because the reproductive organs are more delicate at this time, and there is more blood to contend with. However, it is possible to spay an animal in heat if necessary.
Veterinarians, animal shelters and animal welfare groups are all advocates of spaying/neutering cats and dogs, and for good reason. There are literally millions of unwanted cats and dogs that are euthanized every year at shelters across the country. Many of these deaths could be avoided if the majority of cats and dogs were fixed.
Another major reason for spaying your female pet is to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer and uterine infections. Without unneeded reproductive organs, you can help your pet lead a healthier life.
The last big benefit of spaying is the elimination of heat cycles. When your cat or dog goes into heat, her behavior can become difficult to deal with. Heat cycles are also messy, requiring big adjustments to avoid making messes in your home, on your clothes, in your car, etc.
As one of the premier veterinary hospitals in Studio City, we have extensive experience spaying cats and dogs. Our team of veterinarian surgeons is highly trained and has performed countless spayings. We know how to do the procedure quickly, safely and effectively. Soon your cat or dog will be back on her feet, and you will both be able to enjoy the full benefits of spaying.
Our team is standing by to help you schedule your spaying appointment. Please give us a call at (818) 760-3882 today to discuss spaying your cat or dog. We look forward to assisting you!