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Spaying and Neutering
At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, we care about every animal in the Los Angeles area. Spaying and neutering is one of our most common and routine procedures, but we are proud to provide this service because we understand the impact it has on local pets. If your furry family member still has his or her reproductive organs, we encourage you to learn more about the benefits of spaying and neutering at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals.
Pets with ovaries or testicles are technically known as "intact". This means they will experience hormonal cycles associated with reproduction after they reach sexual maturity. Unfortunately, sexually mature animals face higher risks of ovarian, testicular, or prostate cancer, and they also risk contributing to our growing pet population in the Los Angeles area. Because we want to reduce the number of unwanted litters in our local shelters, we highly recommend spaying and neutering your pets as soon as they're eligible for this surgery.
Quite simply, spaying and neutering involves the surgical removal of your pet's reproductive organs. If you have a male cat or dog, his neutering procedure will involve the removal of their testicles. If your dog or cat is female, we will remove her ovaries and uterus. In each case, this common surgery stops the hormone production and health risks associated with reproduction.
Altered dogs and cats enjoy much lower risks of the following problems:
Of course, pet overpopulation is one of the most important reasons to spay or neuter your pets. Millions of American pets die every year because there aren't enough homes for all of them. Even if you have no plans to breed, one accidental escape could result in dozens of unwanted animals unless you spay or neuter your pets as soon as possible.
Our Montebello animal hospital is our only location that stays open seven days a week. If your cat or dog is still intact, contact our Montebello veterinary team to schedule a consultation and learn more about your pet's preventive care options. We will work hard to accommodate your schedule and keep your pet safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.
Southeast and East Los Angeles pets deserve world-class preventive care, too. Our East Los Angeles veterinary team is proud to provide full-service veterinary care for local cats and dogs, including spaying and neutering for East Los Angeles pets.
Live near Long Beach Boulevard? One of our veterinary hospitals is in Lynwood for your convenience. Our Lynwood veterinarians are committed to preventing pet overpopulation and minimizing your pet's risks of cancer, behavioral problems, and a variety of other risks associated with reproductive organs and urges.