Spay & Neuter at Pets4Life Animal Hospital Highland Park, IL

Many pet owners ask, what is the right time to spay or neuter your pet? Pets can be spayed or neutered generally at 6 months of age, although the recommended age varies with the dog breed. When you bring your pet in for an appointment, we will help you determine the best timing.

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Animal:

  • Removes heat cycles, which eliminates related bleeding, nervous behavior, and whimpering
  • Reduces risk of common cancers
  • Minimizes anxious and aggressive behavior

What Does it Mean to Spay or Neuter?

Spaying is the process of removing a female animal's ovaries and uterus. This procedure serves to eliminate bleeding, discomfort from heat periods, and whimpering. It also reduces anxious behavior and prevents ovarian cancer.

Neutering is the process of removing a male animal's testes. This procedure serves to reduce aggressive and anxious behavior and prevents testicular cancer. Studies show that spayed and neutered pets live 18 to 23 percent longer than those who are not.

We have an exceptional team of veterinarians who have extensive experience performing spay and neuter surgeries.

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