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We strongly believe in spaying and neutering companion animals.  If your pet is of the age to spay or neuter and you do not plan to do so, then we will only see your pet for vaccines. Please call our office for spay and neuter prices.

Why spay and neuter?

To reduce serious medical problems later in life, as well as not contribute to the overwhelming pet overpopulation problem.  We want your family pet to be healthy.

You will not have to deal with the frustration in resisting the natural urge to mate. Your companion will be less distracted, more easily trained, and a more contented member of your family.

You will not have to deal with spraying, wailing, marking territory, or making inappropriate sexual approaches toward people or objects.

Healthier for females:

  • Spaying can help to prevent uterine infections and breast cancer.

  • She will not have to go through a heat cycle.  Cats can go into heat every 3 weeks and dogs will go into heat twice a year.

  • Spaying will not make her fat, despite what you may have heard.

  • A surgical spay with Lakeside Animal Hospital costs less than having to pay for a pyometra surgery (where the female will go into heat and her uterus will get infected, basically an emergency spay), which can result from multiple heat cycles.

  • Messy heat cycles in females and attracting unwanted males.

  • Female cats, when in heat can howl, and cry and want to get out to breed.

Benefits for males:

  • Intact male dogs are at risk for developing testicular cancer and prostate enlargement.

  • They will stay at home:  most male dogs will want to roam to breed.  This means they are at risk for getting injured, hit by a car, or even in a fight with another animal.

  • No marking! Intact animals tend to try and mark their property with strong smelling urine.

  • Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering. Aggression is different from protectiveness

  • Cats and dogs focus their attention on their family.

For more information about spaying and neutering please check out the following websites:

Even Bob Barker says "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered."

Did you know that heartworm season is here?

Did you know that heartworm is spread by mosquitoes? When a heartworm positive mosquitoe bites a dog the larvae is left on the skin which can migrate into the blood stream.

Did you know that even if your dog is on heartworm prevention year around, your dog should still be tested?  Nothing is 100% guaranteed so why take the risk; we suggest testing every other year.

Did you know that your dog might have heartworm and you may not even know it? It can take years to have your dog show signs of being heartworm positive.

Did you know that heartworm are real worms that can live in your pet's heart?  Gross we know.

If you have any questions or want to discuss heartworm with us please give us a call and we would be more than happy to help.

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