Spay & Neuter

Spaying and neutering are essential procedures for responsible pet ownership. These surgeries offer significant health benefits for your pet and contribute to a healthier community animal population. North Hills Animal Hospital in Sherwood, AR, is here to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about spaying or neutering your pet.


What are Spaying and Neutering?

•             Spaying: Spaying is a surgical procedure that removes a female pet's ovaries and uterus. This eliminates their ability to become pregnant and reduces their risk of developing reproductive cancers, such as ovarian and uterine cancer.

•             Neutering: Neutering is a surgical procedure that removes a male pet's testicles. This prevents unwanted pregnancies and reduces unwanted behaviors associated with testosterone, such as roaming, spraying, and fighting.

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Spaying and neutering offer numerous benefits for both your pet and the community:

•             Improved Health: Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine infections and pyometra, a serious uterine infection. Neutering reduces the risk of testicular cancer and prostate problems.

•             Reduced Unwanted Behaviors: Spaying and neutering can significantly reduce unwanted behaviors in pets, such as aggression, roaming, marking territory with urine, and howling or yowling.

•             Pregnancy Prevention: Spaying and neutering are the most effective ways to prevent unwanted litters. This helps to reduce pet homelessness and overpopulation in shelters.

•             Lower Costs: Spaying and neutering your pet can save you money in the long run by preventing pregnancy-related complications and behavioral problems.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

The ideal age for spaying and neutering can vary depending on your pet's breed and size. A veterinarian near you can advise you on the best timing for your individual pet. Generally, spaying and neutering can be performed on kittens and puppies as early as four to six months old.

Spaying and Neutering at North Hills Animal Hospital

North Hills Animal Hospital in Sherwood understands the importance of spaying and neutering for your pet's health and well-being. Our experienced veterinarians will perform the procedure in a safe and comfortable environment, ensuring your pet receives the highest quality care. We will discuss the procedure in detail with you, answer any questions you may have, and provide clear aftercare instructions.

Contact North Hills Animal Hospital

Spaying and neutering are responsible choices for pet owners. By taking this step, you can improve your pet's health, prevent unwanted litters, and contribute to a healthier community for all animals. If you're considering spaying or neutering your pet, contact North Hills Animal Hospital today. Call us at (501) 835-3577 to schedule a consultation and discuss the best course of action for your furry friend.