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Spay & Neuter Surgery in Toledo, OH

Spay and neuter surgery, when performed at the right time in your pet’s life, can help them live longer, healthier lives. Plus, our advanced surgical capabilities, including laparoscopy, helps make this surgery safer than ever. While most pets can be spayed or neutered at about 6 months of age, we may fluctuate that timeline based on their breed and gender to give them the greatest number of benefits. Large breed dogs, for instance, rely on their reproductive hormones to help them grow in a controlled manner. Our veterinarians will work with you to determine the very best timeline for their surgery.

Schedule a visit today for your new pet so we can determine the best timing for surgery!

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Benefits of Performing a Laparoscopic Spay for Your Pet

Ovariectomy is a laparoscopic "spay." The ovaries of the female animal are removed to prevent heat cycles and pregnancy. Spaying female animals also significantly decreases the chance of breast cancer and uterine infections as they age. Laparoscopic surgery allows better visualization of the ovaries and uses smaller incisions. In the traditional approach ligaments involved need to be stretched and broken down to allow for visualization of the ovaries. The reduced trauma to the soft tissue and incisions allow for faster recovery and less pain.

There are a number of benefits to laparoscopic surgery. These include:

  • Smaller incisions at the surgical site
  • The cameras used allow for better visualization of the organs
  • Less painful than the traditional approach
  • Faster recovery time

Benefits of Spay/Neuter Surgery

Spays and neuters are beneficial to all pets, whether cats or dogs, male or female. The procedure helps to reduce the number of unwanted litters, which in turn helps prevent shelter overcrowding and stray overpopulation. In addition, with fewer pets coming into shelters, current shelters pets have a better chance at being adopted.

Plus, benefits for your individual pet include:

  • Reduces the risk of certain cancers including mammary gland tumors, and cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancers in females and testicular cancer in males

  • Reduces the risk of certain diseases such as prostate problems in males and pyometra in females

  • Curbs undesirable behaviors in males including urine marking, mounting, and aggression toward other intact males

  • Eliminates your female’s heat cycles, which are frustrating for her (and you!), and can attract the unwanted attention of intact males

Spaying or neutering your pet is an important decision, and we want to help you make the best choice for you and your pet. Schedule an appointment today by calling (419) 841-4745 to talk to one of our veterinarians about the benefits of surgery!