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Spays and Neuters

Throughout the nation there is an overpopulation of unwanted pets. Cats are capable of impregnation by five months old. Dogs are capable of impregnation by six months old. Both cats and dogs may produce two or three litters every year. Pet owners can help solve the overpopulation problem by bringing their cats and dogs to Lakeside Animal Hospital in Reno for spaying and neutering. At Lakeside Animal Hospital we specialize in treating only cats and dogs. We use a holistic approach in caring for pets. When we spay and neuter, the pets are under anesthesia and do not experience pain. Medicines after surgery ease soreness. Your pets will receive the best care in Reno.

Extend Your Pets Life

Spaying or neutering your cat or dog are one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet and family. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.

Spaying is a general term used to describe the ovariohysterectomy of a female animal. Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal. However, neutering is often used in reference to both genders. The surgical procedure, performed by a veterinarian, renders the animal incapable of reproducing.

At VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital we offer an integrated approach to pain management that incorporates elements of traditional non-steroidal medications, homeopathics, herbal medicine, and acupuncture.

Spaying or Neutering Is Good for Your Pet

  • Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
  • Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health
  • problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.
  • Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the chance of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first heat cycle.
  • Spaying virtually eliminates the development of pyometras in dogs and cats. Pyometras are infections of the uterus that can also be expensive, life-threatening medical emergencies.
  • Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.

If you are looking for spaying & neutering services in Reno, make sure to contact us today. Fixing your cat or dog is a service for our community we provide at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital in Reno, Nevada.