Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat
Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered offers a number of health benefits not only for your pet, but for the entire pet population.
Why Should I Spay or Neuter my Pet?
- It can extend the life of your pet. Ovarian and uterine cancer, as well as mammary gland tumors, are common deadly diseases that can be prevented if your female pet is spayed before her first heat. Research also shows that neutered male dogs live 18% longer than unneutered males dogs, and spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs.
- It helps reduce the unwanted pet population. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6 to 8 million animals enter shelters each year. Of these, barely half are adopted, and the rest are euthanized.
- It deters bad behavior. Dogs who are unneutered are more aggressive and more likely to roam, and unspayed cats have strong urges to spray. The easiest solution is to have your pet spayed or neutered between 4-6 months of age.
Please note, having your pet spayed or neutered does not alter personality, instincts, or weight.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Prior to surgery, we may perform a complete physical examination, blood screening, and an electrocardiogram (ECG). The drop off time for spay and neuter appointments is between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. For the comfort and safety of your pet, we will administer anesthesia and carefully monitor him or her during and after the procedure.
Following your pet’s surgery, you will receive detailed care instructions, including any necessary medical prescriptions. Neutered pets are discharged the same day. Spayed pets require overnight observation.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
The 4th Annual Mystic Market!
Join us at the 4th Annual Mystic Market: A Mystical and Magical Fundraiser with Powerful Featured Readers and Amazing Handcrafted Items for Sale! The event takes place Saturday, October 20th from 11AM - 4:30PM. Meet featured celebrity psychic reader, Theo Kostaridis! The event will host a bake sale with delicous homemade treats as well as Fall Pet Photos for $10 from 11AM - 3PM. Dress your pet in costume for the Pet Costume Contest at 12:30PM! Proceeds from the event benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue & Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue.
Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Class!
Join us on Sunday, October 7th from 9AM - 12PM at our clinic for a Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Class! This class is ideal for anyone who loves animals including: animal professionals, pet sitters, animal shelter staff/volunteers, rescue personnel, First Responders, Fire/EMT and pet owners alike! Taught by trained professionals, it provides each participant an overview of what to do in an emergency situation with their pet prior to getting veterinary care. For more information or to register, click HERE. Check out the Facebook Event HERE. A portion of each registration benefits our rescue partners at St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines.
Save the Date! Join Us at the Magnificent Mutts & Meows Run4Paws 5K!
Join us and rescue partners Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue for their 4th annual Run4Paws 5K & 2K Puppy Path! The event takes place Saturday, October 6th at McCollum Park (6801 Main St.) in Downers Grove with the race starting promptly at 9AM. The best part: attendees are welcome to race with their dog! Medals are awarded for males and females in each age category.
For additional information and to register, please click HERE.