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Providing Spay and Neuter Surgeries for Dogs and Cats in Adrian, MI

Spay and neuter surgeries are a sort of rite of passage for dogs and cats. As they grow up, they need plenty of checkups and preventive treatments to build up their immunity and stay healthy well into adulthood. Spaying and neutering are important to companion animal development, benefiting the health of individual pets and helping to prevent unwanted litters and overcrowding in animal shelters. At Kelly Veterinary Clinic in Adrian, MI, we’re committed to making our community a better place while also giving dogs and cats the chance to live a longer, happier life.

Make an appointment for your pet’s spay or neuter surgery.

Or call us today at (517) 263-0236

How Spay and Neuter Surgeries Benefit Dogs and Cats in Adrian MI

While it might seem easy to prevent your dog or cat from getting pregnant without being spayed, females--and males--can both suffer from various health and behavioral problems caused by their sex hormones. Spaying and neutering can reduce or eliminate these problems entirely.

Spay and Neuter for Dogs and Cats in Adrian, MI

Spayed Females

  • Are less likely to roam in search of a mate, which can put their safety at risk
  • Are no longer at risk of becoming pregnant
  • Will not go into heat or have to deal with overly-interested males
  • Are less at risk for mammary gland tumors
  • Will not be at risk for ovarian or uterine cancers

Neutered Males

  • Are less likely to roam in search of a mate, which could put their safety at risk
  • Are no longer at risk of impregnating another dog/cat
  • Will not become agitated around females in heat
  • Will be far less likely to spray urine to mark their territory or try to mount other dogs/cats
  • Are less likely to be aggressive
  • Will not be at risk for testicular cancer

Is Spaying/Neutering Expensive?

We invite you to call us directly so we can provide you with an estimate for the cost of your pet’s surgery, which includes anesthesia, monitoring, and pain management. When we step back and evaluate the overall cost of spay/neuter surgery, it’s quite small compared to the costs you would incur having to care for a pregnant dog/cat and their litter. Additionally, pets that develop reproductive cancer later in life will likely have to undergo costly treatments--much more costly than the one-time spay or neuter procedure.

Let us know if you have further questions about spay and neuter surgery!