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
SOLD OUT! Puppy Yoga!
Puppy yoga is back! Meet pups available for adoption from Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue while a beginners level yoga class is taught. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue. Event takes place at Elmhurst Animal Care Center on Thursday, July 12th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM. You must have a ticket to attend, register by clicking HERE.
Save the Date! Yoga: Cats & Mats!
Join us for an evening of Yoga: Cats & Mats on Wednesday, July 11th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM! Partnering with our friends at Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue, this one hour long, beginners level class will be instructed by a long-time yogi. Kittens will be wandering around the room while the class takes place, all of which will be available for adoption! There will be complimentary wine served after the class. Register HERE. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue.
Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round!
We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.530.1900 for details!