Spay and Neuter
for Dogs and Cats
in Searcy, AR

Why do we recommend spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Searcy, AR? At Liles Animal Clinic, we are happy to discuss your pet’s needs at length and answer all your questions. While every pet is unique and requires an individualized approach to their care, one thing most pets have in common is that they benefit in several different ways when they are spayed and neutered.

One obvious reason for spay and neuter surgeries is to prevent unplanned animal pregnancies, which lead to unwanted litters and a greater stray animal population. But there are also health benefits that can accompany these procedures, which we will talk about below.

If you need to schedule your pet’s spay or neuter procedure or would like to consult with your vet, contact us today at (501) 268-5381.

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How Dogs and Cats Benefit from Spays and Neuters

Your pet’s health is extremely important to us. Spaying/neutering is a key step in helping them avoid certain, potentially life-threatening illnesses and living a healthier and longer life.

The Benefits of Spaying

For female dogs and cats, spay surgeries can:

  • Reduce their risk for mammary gland tumors and ovarian tumors
  • Eliminate their risk for pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus
  • Limit or prevent hormonal behaviors, such as vocalizing and roaming in search of a mate

The Benefits of Neutering

Neutering male dogs and cats can:

  • Prevent the development of testicular cancer
  • Reduce their risk for prostate cancer
  • Limit or prevent hormonal behaviors, including aggression, vocalizing, spraying, and roaming in search of a mate

When to Spay and Neuter Dogs and Cats in Searcy, AR

Your pet’s age, health, size, and other factors will determine when it’s appropriate to have them spayed or neutered. 6 months is the average age for spaying and neutering cats and small and medium-sized dog breeds. Large and extra-large dog breeds should wait until they are at least a year old, because their joints, which rely on sex hormones for development, need additional time to grow.

Ultimately, once we examine your pet and understand their condition and situation, we can then recommend the best possible timeline for their spay or neuter procedure. Our goal is to improve their health and longevity, and make sure they’re as safe as possible during their surgery.