Lake Pine Animal Hospital - Dog Spay and Dog Neuter Services

Help Stop Pet Overpopulation and Improve Your Pet's Health

At Lake Pine Animal Hospital, we understand the significant role that spaying and neutering play in controlling pet overpopulation and enhancing your pet's health. Each year, thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the U.S. due to overpopulation. Spaying and neutering your pets can help reduce this number and offer them a better chance at full, happy lives.

Why Choose Spaying and Neutering?

Health Benefits:

  • For Females: Prevents uterine infections, decreases the risk of mammary cancer, and eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer.
  • For Males: Reduces aggressive behavior, limits roaming and marking territory, and eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors.

Behavioral Improvements:

Decrease in unwanted behaviors such as spraying and aggression.

Prevent Unwanted Offspring:

Ensures that no accidental breeding occurs, contributing to the reduction of the homeless pet population.

Our Services

  • Spaying (Females): A surgical procedure to prevent your female dog from getting pregnant, also addressing several health concerns.
  • Neutering (Males): A surgical process for male dogs to prevent reproduction, enhancing their health and behavior.

Post-Surgery Care

Post-surgery, your pet will need approximately 14 days for recovery. Our team provides comprehensive guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery, including:

  • Activity limitation
  • Use of e-collars or inflatable collars to prevent incision interference
  • Keeping the incision dry and clean
  • Effective pain management
  • Special precautions for neutered males around unspayed females

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

The ideal time for these procedures varies based on your pet’s size, breed, and expected growth. We offer tailored advice for your pet:

  • Females under 40 pounds: Spay at 6 months old.
  • Females over 40 pounds: Spay at 10 - 12 months.
  • Males under 40 pounds: Neuter at 6 months old.
  • Males over 40 pounds: Neuter at 12 months.

Contact Us

Have questions or are you ready to schedule an appointment? Our experienced team at Lake Pine Veterinarian is here to guide you through the process and provide the best care for your pet.

Together, let’s provide a healthier, happier life for your furry family member and contribute to a better future for all pets.

If you have questions and you'd like to reach out to us, you can call us directly at (919) 380-1157, or you can email us at [email protected]. Don't forget to follow us on social media Facebook, Instagram.