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Benefits of Spaying

The benefits of spaying your pet include avoidance of unwanted litters, decreased risks for certain kinds of cancers, prevention of serious health problems, and potentially improved behavioral concerns. Female cats and dogs who have not been spayed are at an increased risk for developing uterine infections and mammary cancers. Spays are the most common veterinary procedures and are performed on a daily basis. Your veterinarian will be happy to discuss the benefits and risks to your pet.

When To Spay

The best recommendation for when to spay your pet is dependent on factors such as age, breed, species, and size when fully grown. Our veterinary team can help schedule your pet’s procedure for a time that works best for you and your pet.

Our Process

Once you’ve chosen a day for your pet’s procedure, our team will handle the rest. Depending on your location, your pet’s spaying surgery may be performed in our mobile clinic or at one of our partnering hospitals. As always, feel free to ask your BetterVet veterinarian any questions you may have about the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What age should a dog be spayed?
This is a question best discussed with your veterinarian, but as a general rule, a toy or small breed puppy may be spayed between 6-9 months of age, but for a larger or giant breed puppy, waiting until they are over 12-18 months of age may be more appropriate.
Do female dogs change after being spayed?
Your female dog should recover nicely and return to her normal behavior about three weeks after her spay surgery and her personality should not change. If you notice changes in behavior, you should contact your veterinarian, as this could be a sign that she is not feeling well or not healing as she should be.
What is the difference between spay and neuter?
Spaying surgery is for female cats and dogs and neutering surgery is for male cats and dogs.
How painful is it for dogs getting spayed?
Your dog will be under anesthesia during her spay surgery and will not feel any pain. During recovery, your pet may feel uncomfortable but will be given pain medication to manage any discomfort and should not be in serious pain. Your dog should be feeling much better within a week’s time, but if she is not, you should get in touch with your veterinarian.
How long is the recovery after a pet's spaying?
Your pet should be feeling much better after the first week and should be back to feeling like herself again after three weeks.

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