Spay and Neuter Services
As animal lovers and USDA accredited veterinary care providers, we value each pet's life. This is why we, along with the Human Society of the United States and numerous other animal shelters and rescue groups urge pet owners to have their dogs, cats, or other pets spayed or neutered. Doing so can help save lives, and this is why our veterinary hospital serving those from Ridgewood, Midland Park, Mahwah, Paramus, and other areas, provides important spay and neuter services for dogs, cats, and other pets. There are millions of homeless animals in the United States, many of whom are euthanized when homes for them cannot be found. By spaying and neutering your pets, you can do your part to stop this tragic cycle. To learn more about our spay and neuter services, contact us today. To help further prevent animal homelessness, we provide pet adoption services.
About Spaying and Neutering
Spaying refers to the removal of a female animal's reproductive organ, while neutering refers to a similar procedure performed for male animals. Spaying or neutering is not thought to affect a pet's personality, which is more influenced by genetics than sex hormones. And without a concept of sexual identity, spayed and neutered pets do not experience any kind of inner crisis as a result of the physical changes brought about by the procedure. Spayed and neutered pets live happy and healthy lives, and their owner's have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their pet's offspring will not end up homeless or in a shelter.
Additionally, spaying and neutering can help to prevent certain diseases, such as pyometra (a disease of the uterus most common in female dogs) and prostate disease, among others.
Benefits of Spaying and Neutering at Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
Spay and neuter services with our Ridgewood and Midland Park based veterinary professionals includes a number of important benefits, including:
- Laser surgery — Laser surgery involves less pain and improved safety when compared to traditional surgery
- Same day release — Dogs, cats, and other pets can be brought home the day of surgery
- Microchip services — Microchips help shelters identify lost pets and return them to their owners
- Thorough pre-surgery evaluation — Our staff provides important blood work, heart evaluations, and X-ray services
The Reality of Animal Homelessness
Some owners of dogs, cats, or other pets, are hesitant to spay or neuter because they believe they would be able to find homes for a litter. In reality, there is always a chance that a litter can contribute to the homeless animal population. Even if a pet owner does find a home for each member of the litter, there is no guarantee that those pets will not have unwanted litters of their own. Because we cannot control whether other pet owners spay or neuter their pets, or find appropriate homes for each member of a new litter, the best defense against animal homelessness is to spay and neuter the pets in our households.
Spaying and neutering are the only 100 percent effective methods of birth control in animals. The Humane Society estimates that there are between six and eight million homeless animals in the United States. We frequently provide spay and neuter services to those from Ridgewood, Midland Park, Mahwah, Paramus, and other locations across New Jersey. For each of these pet owners who visit us, we provide thorough aftercare information to help pets enjoy the healthiest possible recovery from the procedure.
Learn More about Spay and Neuter Services at Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
We are a leading veterinary hospital serving those from Ridgewood, Midland Park, Glen Rock, Mahwah, Paramus, or elsewhere in Northern New Jersey. Our spaying and neutering services are provided with a focus on pet safety. To learn more about our spay and neuter services, contact us today.