Spay & Neuter Services
Spaying or neutering your pet is one of the most important things you can do for him/her. Companion Animal Care Center provides affordable spay and neutering services to dogs and cats of all ages. We do recommend spaying or neutering your dog or cat when they are at least 4 – 6 months old.
Common Questions about Spaying and Neutering
Will they have to stay overnight? Generally no, however if we feel it is best for your pet to stay overnight we will let you know. We recommend the females stay overnight following their spays for monitoring and pain management.
What time do I need to drop them off at CACC?Please have the patient here no later than 8:30 the morning of the surgery.
How late can they eat or drink water? Do not allow them to eat or drink after 8pm the night before the surgery.
What do I need to look for after the surgery? We will give you thorough discharge instructions when your pet leaves. You will need to monitor for pulling at stitches,for lack of appetite or lethergy. We advise confinement and “quiet time” until stitches are removed.
When do we need to come back? Females will need to come back to get stitches removed usually in 10 – 14 days. We will set up a time with you when you pick them up after the surgery.
What are the benefits of spaying and neutering my pet? Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to wander, they generally face reduced health care costs and they are less aggressive. We also recommend spaying or neutering your pet if you do not intend to breed your dog or cat. Many benefits exist, including but not limited to: pets are less likely to wander, face reduced health, care costs, and are less aggressive.
Reasons to Spay and Neuter your dog or cat according to the American Humane Society
- One cat and her offspring in 7 years may produce 420,000 kittens.
- One dog and their offspring in 6 years may produce 67,000 puppies.
- There are 70,000 kittens and puppies born in the U.S. every day.
- Between 4 million and 6 million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless… That equals 11,000 – 16,000 pets are euthanized every day or killed every 1.5 seconds.
Spaying and neutering is the only way we can help control the pet population and reduce these numbers.