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Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male animals to render them infertile. There are many benefits to neutering your male companion. First, you will contribute to the prevention of dog and cat overpopulation. Second, neutering will eliminate undesirable and, at times, embarrassing behavior in your male companion. Third, you will help prevent diseases in your pet, such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

Neutering involves surgical removal of both testicles using a surgical laser. It can be performed under a number of anesthetics and monitoring devices.

Watch this short video of what a neuter procedure looks like at our clinic.

*At AVC, we strongly recommend waiting until your pet’s growth plates have fully closed before spaying/neutering. The closure of these plates is dependent upon the sex hormones released throughout puberty. Just as in humans, puberty and sexual maturation are imperative for your pet’s bone, brain and organ development. Neutering or spaying your pet before they’ve had a chance to reach this developmental stage in their life can cause abnormal bone growth, which often leads to orthopedic disorders, including hip dysplasia and osteosarcoma (bone cancer). In females, 5-20% of those who are spayed before reaching puberty will suffer from estrogen-responsive urinary incontinence (also known as “Spay-Incontinence”). The traditional spay/neuter age of six months, as well as the modern practice of pediatric spay/neuter, appear to predispose dogs to health risks that could otherwise be avoided by waiting until the dog is physically mature.¹ Physical maturation depends on the size and species of the animal. Cats and small dogs should be sterilized after 6 months, medium to large breed dogs after 6-8 months, and giant breeds should remain intact for at least a year before sterilization as they take considerably longer to mature and, by nature of their size, are predisposed to orthopedic disorders.
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