Providing Safe, Compassionate Spay and Neuter Surgeries in Atlanta, GA

You want your pet to be as healthy and happy as they can be, but you’re on the fence about having them spayed or neutered. You’re not alone! Spay and neuter surgeries can be invasive and require at least a week of downtime for recovery. It’s a big step, and you want to be confident that it’s the right one to make for your pet. At Pharr Road Animal Hospital, we approach spay and neuter surgery on a case-by-case basis. In general, we do recommend it for most patients, but our recommendations are informed by our knowledge of your pet’s health history, lifestyle, and many other factors. Like you, our goal is to do what’s best for their needs. Call us at (404) 237-4601 to schedule an appointment.

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Why We Spay and Neuter in Atlanta, GA

There are multiple reasons why spaying and neutering are important. They:

  • Prevent unwanted pregnancies and litters
  • Help to reduce pet overpopulation, which helps to reduce shelter crowding and the euthanizing of healthy animals
  • Can curb disruptive (and sometimes destructive) hormonal behaviors, including spraying, marking territory, escaping the house to find a mate, vocalizing, and aggression
  • Reduce the risk of mammary gland tumors and ovarian and uterine cancers in females, and prostate and testicular cancer in males

When Should My Pet be Spayed or Neutered?

Ideally, we try to spay female dogs and cats before their first heat cycle to reduce their cancer risks. In larger dog breeds, however, we prefer to let dogs go through just one heat cycle, and then be spayed afterward.

For males, we also look at each individual pet to determine the best time to neuter. Some dog daycare facilities do not accept puppies or adult dogs that are intact. But in the case of large and giant dog breeds, we need to wait until the dog reaches full maturity before neutering.

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We Offer Minimally-Invasive Laparoscopic Spays

For dogs that are 17 lbs and up, we can perform laparoscopic spay surgeries. These procedures involve a much smaller incision and less damage to surrounding tissues, allowing patients to recover more comfortably and heal more quickly.

To learn more about laparoscopic surgery, call (404) 237-4601.