Spaying and Neutering Improves Pets’ Quality of Life

Perhaps you’re reluctant to think about your pet’s spay or neuter surgery, or maybe you can’t wait to get it out of the way. Regardless of where you sit on the spectrum, pet spay and neuter surgeries are the most commonly performed pet surgeries, and for a good reason. Along with preventing overpopulation among cats and dogs, spaying and neutering also yield many health benefits for pets.

At Custer McDermott Animal Hospital, providing our four-legged patients with complete care means addressing their reproductive health and informing their owners about the consequences of not spaying and neutering their pets. Our goal is to improve and extend the lives of as many pets as we can throughout Plano and surrounding areas, and pet spay and neuter surgeries play a significant role in achieving that goal.

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Benefits of Pet Spay and Neuter Surgery

Spaying and neutering keeps pets healthier and happier in a number of ways, and prevents/reduces the following:


  • Aggression
  • Urinating/spraying in the house
  • Roaming in search of breeding partner
  • Testicular tumors
  • Prostate problems
  • Mounting other animals or objects


  • Unwanted pregnancies
  • Spotting/going into heat
  • Uterine infections
  • Breast tumors
  • Roaming in search of breeding partner
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When Should My Pet Be Spayed or Neutered?

Ideally, we recommend that pets be spayed or neutered at around 6 months of age, though this may vary depending on circumstances. The longer you wait to have your pet spayed or neutered, the more at-risk they may be of experiencing complications during and/or after their procedure. One of our veterinarians will be happy to discuss the procedure with you, and conduct a thorough examination of your pet to ensure they’re healthy enough to undergo the surgery. Any pets that are found to have underlying health problems will be treated for those before we move on to surgery.

Pet spay and neuter surgeries are an invaluable solution to pet overpopulation and certain forms of cancer that attack the reproductive organs. For the continued good health and longevity of your four-legged family member, spaying and neutering is an option you need to consider. If you want to learn more about these procedures or would like to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (214) 644-5555.