Spay & Neuter

Spay & Neuter Services at Our Santa Clara Veterinarian Clinic

At the Silicon Valley Pet Clinic, our Santa Clara veterinarian team proudly offers safe, efficient, and affordable spay and neuter services. Spay and neuter offers a surprising number of benefits—not only to animals, but to their pet parents and the communities they live in, as well!


Benefits of Spay & Neuter for Cats and Dogs

Spay and neuter—the surgical desterilization of domesticated animals, including cats and dogs—is a common veterinary procedure that is good for:

  • Your pets: animals who are spayed or neutered have a lowered risk of certain health and behavioral problems (including some types of cancer, aggression, roaming, territorial marking). Research also suggests fixed animals tend to live longer than unfixed animals.
  • Yourself: spayed female cats and dogs do not enter heat nor experience menstruation, which otherwise can create quite a mess. Spaying and neutering is also cost-effective since it helps you avoid expenses incurred for pregnant animals and their offspring.
  • Your community: spay and neuter prevent unwanted pet pregnancies. This is critical for reducing pet overpopulation—a serious problem which already contributes to the euthanization of millions of dogs and cats every year. Preventing unwanted pet pregnancies also helps reduce the number of stray cats and dogs which can pose serious risk to animals and people in your neighborhood.

When Can Pets Undergo Spay & Neuter?

Most health experts recommend getting your kitten or puppy spayed at or before five or six months of age. If your pet is healthy, they may be able to get spayed (in females) or neutered (in males) as young as 2 months. Talk to our Santa Clara veterinarian team if you have specific questions about your animal.

What to Expect During Your Pet's Spay or Neuter Procedure

Before your pet's spay or neuter, we may ask you to refrain from giving them food and water for a certain amount of time. This reduces the risk of complications from general anesthesia, which your pet will be under during the surgery for their comfort and for staff safety. 

You can expect a spay to take anywhere from 20 minutes to 90 minutes, and a neuter to take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the animal. During the procedure, small incisions are made and the animal's internal reproductive organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus in females, testes in males) are removed.

After the procedure, we will tell you how to care for your animal and teach you what signs and symptoms to look out for (such as signs of infection or bleeding). 

Is Your Pet Ready to Be Spayed or Neutered?

Contact Silicon Valley Pet Clinic at (408)248-3844 to schedule this important procedure today!

Prices are subject to change at any time.


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