An important step in your pet’s first year of veterinary care is their spay/neuter surgery. Clarion Animal Hospital recommends spay and neuter procedures for most cats and small or medium-sized dog breeds as early as 6-8 months old. Large and extra-large breeds should typically wait until they are around 12 months of age, so they can finish growing.
Why Should Pets Be Spayed and Neutered?
There are several reasons we recommend spaying and neutering for pets, which you can see below. The health of your pet is our priority and spay/neuter surgeries can benefit their health (and behavior) in a few ways.