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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
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293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
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Angell at Nashoba – Low-Cost Wellness Care

100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-5992
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055
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1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
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Spay & Neuter Information & FAQ's

Reasons to Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Healthier Pets

Pets that have been spayed or neutered are less likely to develop certain types of cancer and live longer, healthier lives.

Spayed female cats and dogs are less likely to develop mammary tumors and have no chance of developing uterine infections (like pyometra, which is painful and can be fatal if left untreated). The safest way to prevent these issues is to spay before the first heat cycle.

Neutered male cats and dogs won’t contract testicular infections or cancer.

Neutered pets are less likely to fight with other animals or run away.

Happier Pet Owners

Female cats and dogs will no longer go into heat. Female cats in heat can be noisy, meowing constantly and urinating frequently – often outside of their litterbox. Similarly, female dogs experience vaginal bleeding which can be messy.

Neutered male cats and dogs are less likely to urinate on inappropriate items in the home and will be more sociable with their families.

Spay & Neuter FAQs

How old should my dog or cat be when I get them spayed/neutered?

You can spay or neuter your pet as young as 2 months. In order to protect their health, please spay your female pet before she has even one litter; and neuter your male pet before he develops hormonal drives to “mark” or urinate inside the home.

Is spay/neuter surgery dangerous or painful for my pet?

These are the most routine surgeries performed in the veterinary world and are very safe. They are typically very quick, too. Most pets are walking and eating within a few hours of the surgery.  Animals are prescribed pain medication after the surgery as needed. Complications are not common, especially when the owner follows all post-surgical care guideline.

Learn more about our low cost spay/neuter programs. 

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