Spay and Neuter

Spay and Neuter Surgery at Our Long Beach, CA Pet Hospital

One way we can care for our pets is to make sure we help to reduce pet overpopulation. Reducing unwanted pets and the number of homeless dogs and cats in local animal shelters is important for every community. Every pet deserves a loving home and the excess population of strays hinders that chance. Spaying and neutering can help.

Dr. Margaret Gamble, our experienced veterinarian in Long Beach, CA, and the professional team at Parkview Pet Hospital can explain the spay and neuter options for your pet and perform the common procedure onsite.


Why Should You Spay and Neuter Your Pet?

Millions of unwanted puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats are euthanized each year. You can help make a difference in your community of Long Beach, CA by having your pet spayed or neutered.

This common pet surgery helps to prevent unwanted litters of animals. It also helps to control behavioral issues connected with the natural mating instincts of animals as well as offering a shield to protect them from certain health issues. Unless you plan to breed your dog or cat; spaying and neutering is a good idea.

  • What is Spaying? – This surgical procedure includes the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and/or uterus of a female cat or dog. This will eliminate their heat cycles, which is when they can get pregnant, and reduces undesirable mating behaviors.
  • Neutering? – This surgical procedure includes the removal of the testes of a male cat or dog to help curb their breeding instinct. This will reduce their tendency to roam in search of a mate, as well as other unwanted male breeding behavioral issues.

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

Our Long Beach, CA veterinarian is here to help you do the best thing for your pet and can advise you when it is the proper time to spay or neuter your cat or dog. While it is typically best to have your pets spayed or neutered at a fairly young age, Dr. Gamble can discuss the best timing for your pet’s surgery during your visit to Parkview Pet Hospital.

Contact Our Long Beach, CA Vet for Your Pet’s Spay and Neuter Options

If you would like to learn more about having your pet spayed or neutered, contact our Long Beach, CA pet hospital at (562)-425-8140 or online here. The experienced veterinary team at Parkview Pet Hospital is dedicated to helping you with your decision to spay or neuter your pet and are always here to support you when you need us. 

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