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When is the Right Time to Spay/ Neuter Your Pet?

If you have a kitten or puppy, you are likely to have considered whether or not you should spay or neuter your pet. When you are ready to make an appointment for this surgery, contact Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic to schedule a visit with our veterinarian. We service the Lewistown and Mifflintown areas. Here is some information to help you realize when it is the right time to have this procedure conducted.

Your Pet is a Few Months of Age

There is no need to wait for a long time to have your kitten or puppy spayed or neutered. When you have the procedure done at a young age, your pet will not have the chance to go through reproductive changes. Our veterinarian will conduct an examination to determine your pet's approximate age and alert you of a time frame in which they recommend having the surgery performed.

Your Pet is Showing Signs of Sexual Maturity

When your pet becomes old enough to reproduce, they will show some signs that indicate they are able to do so. Female dogs will often try to run away from their owners in an attempt to find a mate. Cats may yowl and act very affectionate. Male pets often become aggressive, and cats may spray urine around the home to mark their territory. If any of these behaviors are occurring, contact our vet to set up an exam and to discuss spaying or neutering.

Our Veterinarian Recommends the Procedure

When you bring your pet to our veterinarian for a routine examination, spaying or neutering will be discussed with you so you understand what it is and how it can benefit your animal. Our vet will let you know when they recommend having this surgical procedure done, and you can schedule a date for the process according to your availability.

Visit Our Veterinarian to Discuss Spay or Neuter Surgery

Call our veterinary staff to make an appointment. Contact our Lewistown office at Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic by calling us at (717) 248-4703. Our Mifflintown office is reachable at the Juniata Veterinary Clinic by calling (717) 436-9790. 

How old was your pet when you had them spayed or neutered? Let us know in the comments.  

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