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Spaying & Neutering

We offer compassionate, caring spay and neuter surgery for Benicia cats and dogs.

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What is Spaying or Neutering?

The terms spaying (females) and neutering (males) refer to surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia to 'desex' and make cats and dogs unable to reproduce. 

At Animal Clinic of Benicia we understand that our pet parents may have reservations about spaying and neutering.

Our team cares as much as you do – and it's our job to ensure the procedures are safe and routine.

You'll be relieved to know that most pets recover without stress and are back to their normal playful selves quickly... and the long term benefits for both cats and dogs out weigh the short term inconvenience.

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Neutering: Surgery For Male Cats & Dogs

Neutering, or orchiectomy, removes the testicles from male pets and is considered a simpler surgery than a spay. 

Spaying: Surgery For Female Cats & Dogs

Technically known as an ovariohysterectomy, spaying removes a female pet's reproductive organs. 

Benefits for Dogs

There are 5 key benefits of spaying or neutering your dog:

  1. It reduces marking and spraying issues.
  2. It reduces the mating urge.
  3. It reduces the risk of prostate and other cancers.
  4. It stabilizes the mood of the dog.
  5. It can reduce sexualized behaviors.

Benefits Cats

There are 6 key benefits of spaying or neutering your cat:

  1. Neutered cats are less likely to stray from home.It curbs naughty behaviours, like spraying to mark territory.
  2. It decreases the risk of uterine infection in female cats.
  3. Your cat may become more affectionate.
  4. It reduces the risk of your cat contracting certain diseases.
  5. It may decrease the risk of mammary (breast) cancer.

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Animal Clinic of Benicia is accepting new patients! Our skilled vets are passionate about the health of Benicia companion animals. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment.

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