There are several factors that help determine the best age for spaying and neutering including your pet’s breed (larger breeds wait longer), and individual health status. Typical spaying and neutering for most pets, not used for breeding purposes, is usually recommended between 4 and 6 months of age.
Prior to any surgery at Talley Veterinary Services Group, all pets undergo a physical exam and a pre-anesthetic blood screening to determine overall fitness for the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery.
Spaying and neutering help with animal population control and prevent unwanted pets. Just as importantly, spaying and neutering can improve the overall health of your pet, and help in avoiding certain reproductive diseases, and some types of cancer.