Spay and Neuter Services in Bozeman, MT

As a pet owner, you care about the health and wellbeing of your animal family members. Spay and neuter procedures for cats and dogs are the most common type of surgery performed on pets, and it can help reduce a number of hormone-driven behaviors. When it’s time for your pet to be spayed or neutered, Alpenglow Animal Hospital is ready to provide this procedure and to make it as safe and pain-free as possible.

Why Should You Spay And Neuter Your Pets?

Your pet may enjoy some important health benefits after they have been spayed or neutered and they’ll often be much more content. It is often required for boarding or daycare situations, and will make living with your pet a little easier on you too.

One of the top reasons for spay and neuter is to help reduce the overpopulation of pets. Each year in the U.S. Millions of abandoned and homeless pets are put to sleep in animal shelters. Having your pet spayed or neutered helps to alleviate this problem.


The Benefits Of Spay And Neuter For Pets

We base our timing recommendation on breed, stature, activity level and other criteria and consult with the owners about when this surgery should be done on a case-by-case basis.

Spay and Neuter Services in Bozeman, MT

Spaying involves the removal of the female reproductive organs and neutering is the removal of the males’ testicles.

Health benefits include:

  • Males – Removes any risk of testicular cancer and greatly reduces the risk of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Tends to reduce hormone-driven aggressive behaviors and the urge to roam the neighborhood, and makes them less likely to mark territory by urinating on carpets and furniture.
  • Females – They will no longer go into heat or menstruate, and are at less risk of reproductive organ and breast cancers. It also eliminates the risks of a life-threatening uterine infection called “Pyometra.” It will also stop the howling and crying common to the heat cycle.

The Procedure

The night before the spay or neuter procedure is scheduled your pet should not consume anything but water after about 10 PM. When you arrive for your appointment, your vet will sedate your pet and intubate them with a catheter, then perform the surgery. Afterward, they’ll rest in a recovery room for observation for a couple of hours, and then you’ll be able to take them home. You’ll need to make sure they take it easy indoors for a couple of weeks and take steps to keep them from scratching and biting at their sutures and reopening them.

When you’re ready for spay or neuter services in Bozeman, MT, call the Alpenglow Animal Hospital at 406-522-9491 or contact us online to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your furry family member!