There are many reasons to have your pet spayed (for females, aka ovariohysterectomy) or neutered (for males, aka castration). For dogs, the typical age for spaying or neutering is approximately 6-7 months of age. For large breed dogs, this recommendation may change. Please consult your veterinarian for individual advice for your pet.

Cats tend to go into heat at an earlier age. To help avoid unwanted behaviors, we recommend a cat be spayed or neutered closer to 5 months of age.

There are many choices when it comes to where you have your pet spayed or neutered. At Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic, we create a safe and loving experience for your pet. Each pet will have pre-anesthetic blood work prior to surgery. Our spay/neuter pricing includes an IV catheter (to administer fluids to your pet during anesthesia), modern anesthetic monitoring, appropriate pain management, and individual care both before and after surgery.