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At Wilderness Animal Hospital, we recommend female dogs and cats are spayed at 6 months of age, male cats are neutered at 6 months of age, and male dogs are neutered at 9-12 months of age, depending on the breed. We will sometimes spay or neuter prior to 6 months of age, if medically or behaviorally necessary. When your pet has initial vaccination with us, we will send you a postcard reminder for surgical sterilization when your pet reaches the appropriate age.
What are spaying and neutering? Female pets have ovariohysterectomy, where their ovaries and uterus are removed which is called spaying. Male pets have their testicles removed which is called castration or neutering. Spaying and neutering have long-term advantages for your pet including benefiting their health, behavior, and helping with overpopulation.
When your pet is ready for their spay or neuter surgery, this is what will take place: