At Crossroads Animal Hospital, we firmly believe that spaying or neutering a pet is essential to the good health of your pet as well as an important tool in preventing over population. Spay and neuter are surgical procedures which sterilize animals, making them incapable of reproducing. A spayed or neutered cat prevents unwanted pregnancies, reduces aggressive behavior, prevents certain cancers and a wide range of infections. This why we offer low cost spay/neuter for cats.
One of the reasons pet owners do not spay or neuter their cats is the cost. Our low cost spay/neuter program means spay/neuter is more accessible to pet owners so that cats are getting the services they need.
Spaying or neutering your cat can be done at any age, but we recommend spay/neuter for cats at the earliest possible age. Pediatric spay/neuter is performed when kittens weigh 2 pounds, at about 2 months old. Kittens can get pregnant as young as 4 months old, so spaying and neutering earlier is the best way to prevent litters. Spaying or neutering a kitten is a faster procedure than at older ages and kittens recover more quickly. It also virtually eliminates a cat’s chances of mammary tumors.
We will also spay feral cats. Feral cats (cats that are not strays but born in the wild) can rarely be domesticated and they breed freely. Overbreeding leads to the spread of feline diseases and even starvation.
Call us today to schedule a low-cost spay/neuter for your kitten or cat.