Spay & Neuter

Spaying and neutering are essential procedures for the health and well-being of your pets. Spaying refers to the surgical removal of a female animal's ovaries and uterus, while neutering involves the removal of a male animal's testicles. These procedures are commonly recommended by veterinarians to prevent unwanted pregnancies and to reduce the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections. Before visiting Stonelake Animal Hospital in Elk Grove, CA, learn more about these surgeries below!

Spay & Neuter

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

There are numerous benefits to spaying and neutering beyond preventing unwanted litters. For female pets, spaying eliminates the risk of uterine infections and significantly reduces the risk of mammary gland tumors, especially if done before the first heat cycle. Neutering male pets helps prevent testicular cancer and reduces the urge to roam, decreasing the likelihood of accidents and fights with other animals.

Behavioral Improvements

Spaying and neutering can also lead to positive behavioral changes in pets. Neutered male animals tend to be less aggressive and less likely to mark their territory by spraying urine. Female pets often experience reduced anxiety and irritability associated with their heat cycles. Overall, spaying and neutering contribute to a calmer and more predictable temperament in pets, making them easier to train.

Contributing to Pet Overpopulation Control

One of the most critical reasons for spaying and neutering is to control pet overpopulation. Every year, millions of unwanted animals end up in shelters or roaming as strays, facing uncertain futures. By spaying and neutering your furry companion, you actively participate in reducing the number of animals that end up homeless or euthanized due to lack of resources or adoptive homes.

When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

The ideal time for spaying and neutering depends on the species, breed, and individual circumstances. Typically, our veterinarians recommend the procedures around six months of age for most dogs and cats. However, for some larger dog breeds or specific health considerations, we may suggest waiting a bit longer.

Contact Stonelake Animal Hospital for an Appointment Today!

If you are considering spaying or neutering, contact Stonelake Animal Hospital in Elk Grove, CA, at (916) 714-3333 today. We are here to answer your questions and provide quality care for your pets throughout their lives. Take the first step towards responsible pet ownership today by scheduling a consultation with us. Together, we can make a positive impact on your cat or dog's life and contribute to a healthier pet community overall. When you need a veterinarian near me, our team is happy to assist!

Stonelake Animal Hospital


2521 W Taron Ct #150,
Elk Grove, CA 95757


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 4:00 pm