East Asheville Family Vet, formally Redwood Family Vet, is open!
We are now located at 739 Tunnel Road.

Pet Spay & Neuter

Learn more about our pet spay & neuter services below.

Pet Spay & Neuter in Asheville, NC

Spaying and neutering is an essential part of responsible pet ownership. Spaying and neutering your pets at the appropriate life stage is necessary for population control, preventing undesirable behavior issues, and preventing several conditions, including cancer. Spaying is the surgical removal of a female pet’s ovaries and uterus and is typically performed when the pet is between four and six months old. Neutering is the surgical removal of a male pet’s testicles and is generally performed when the pet is between six and eight months old. To lower the risk of mammary cancer in spayed animals, it is more important to try to perform the surgery before their first heat cycle. In dogs that have experienced one or more heat cycles, there is a statistically significant increase in the risk of mammary/breast cancer.

The surgery is typically quick and relatively painless, and most pets recover quickly. Recovery times vary depending on the individual pet, but most pets are back to their normal activity levels within a week. In addition, spaying and neutering can help to reduce pet anxiety and aggression, making them more enjoyable companions. The procedure prevents animals from reproducing and can help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life. If you are unsure whether or not to spay or neuter your pet, please contact us for more information.

Spaying or neutering your pet improves their overall health. It reduces the risk of various reproductive health issues, including certain types of cancer. Female pets benefit from a reduced chance of uterine infections and mammary gland tumors, while males experience decreased prostate problems. In addition to improved health, spayed and neutered pets exhibit more balanced and well-mannered behavior. They often display reduced aggression and territorial instincts. This surgical procedure also minimizes the urge for your pet to roam, decreasing the chances of them getting lost or involved in accidents.

By choosing pet spay and neuter surgery, you actively contribute to population control. You play a vital role in managing the pet population in Asheville, NC, ensuring a healthier and more sustainable community for all pets. This preventive measure helps prevent unplanned litter and reduces the number of homeless animals in shelters.