Benefits of Spay and Neuter for Dogs & Cats in Raleigh, NC Choosing spay and neuter surgery for your pet gives them a better chance at living a longer, happier, and healthier life with you. Additionally, you play an important role in reducing pet overpopulation in Raleigh, NC, and the Triangle area. Bringing your new pet to Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield for cat and dog neutering means they’ll receive the latest and safest best practices in surgery, anesthesia, and vitals monitoring. Get your new pet started off on the right paw. Make an appointment to discuss their spay/neuter options! make an appointment or give us a call at 919-488-5300 How Spaying and Neutering Helps Your Dog or Cat Spay and neuter surgery at the right age gives your pet a variety of medical and behavioral benefits. We generally recommend spays at 6 months of age, but neuters can fluctuate based on your pet’s breed and lifestyle. Benefits your pet will experience with their surgery include: Neutered dogs and cats experience a reduction in aggression and other undesirable behaviors including urine marking and mounting. Spayed cats and dogs no longer go into heat, which tends to be a messy, frustrating experience that can attract the unwanted attention of intact males. Neutered males have a reduced risk of developing prostate problems later in life. Spayed females have a reduced risk of developing mammary gland tumors, especially if they are spayed before their first heat cycle. Neutered cats and dogs have no risk of developing testicular cancer, a common disease in older intact dogs. Spayed dogs and cats have no risk of developing uterine, ovarian, or cervical cancers, nor pyometra, a serious uterine infection. Cat and dog neutering greatly increases pets' quality of life as well as sets them up for a healthier life that may prolong your time with them. If you have any questions or concerns about spay and neuter surgery, please contact us at 919-488-5300 or ask us at your next appointment!