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Kittens


We recommend having your female kitten spayed at 4 – 6 months of age. A “spay” is an ovariohysterectomy (removing both ovaries and uterus). Although routine, it is a major procedure, which is why we take extra precautions to ensure your kitten’s safety and recovery.

There are many health benefits to having your kitten spayed, including:

  • Significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer later in life (if spayed before 1st heat cycle)
  • She won’t develop pyometra - a potentially fatal infection of the uterus.
  • No possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer
  • No risk of Mastitis

We recommend having your male kitten neutered at 4-6 months of age. Neutering involves removing both testicles. Although routine, it is a major procedure, which is why we take extra precautions to ensure our kitten’s safety and recovery.

There are many health and behavioral benefits to having your kitten neutered, including:

  • Significantly reduced chance of prostate Infections and prostate cancer
  • Eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer
  • Won’t be as likely to urine-mark at home
  • Can significantly reduce aggressive behaviors

His personality will not change due to neutering, and he will not get “fat” unless you over-feed him and do not allow him enough exercise!

Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters each year. Often they are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Many homeless animals have to be euthanized because there are more dogs and cats entering shelters than there are people willing to provide them with loving homes. Even if you do find homes for your pet’s offspring, that means fewer homes available for pets in shelters.

Did you know?

Un-neutered male cats have the highest incidence of vehicular trauma (being hit by cars) and fighting?
Since intact males are always on the look-out for females in heat, they tend to have a much stronger ‘roaming’ instinct, which can often lead them into trouble! Frustration from excess testosterone can promote fighting, urine marking, and unnecessary aggression.

 

Puppies


We recommend having your female puppy spayed at 4 – 6 months of age. A “spay” is an ovariohysterectomy (removing both ovaries and uterus). Although routine, it is a major procedure, which is why we take extra precautions to ensure your puppy’s safety and recovery.

There are many health benefits to having your puppy spayed, including:

  • Significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer later in life. (if spayed before 1st heat cycle)
  • She won’t develop pyometra - a potentially fatal infection of the uterus.
  • No possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer
  • No risk of Mastitis

We recommend having your male puppy neutered at 4-6 months of age. Neutering involves removing both testicles. Although routine, it is a major procedure, which is why we take extra precautions to ensure your puppy’s safety and recovery.

There are many health and behavioral benefits to having your puppy neutered, including:

  • Significantly reduced chance of prostate Infections and prostate cancer
  • Eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer
  • Won’t be as likely to urine-mark at home
  • Can significantly reduce aggressive behaviors

His personality will not change due to neutering, and he will not get “fat” unless you over-feed him and do not allow him enough exercise!

Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters each year. Often they are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds.

Many homeless animals have to be euthanized because there are more dogs and cats entering shelters than there are people willing to provide them with loving homes. Even if you do find homes for your pet’s offspring, that means fewer homes available for pets in shelters.

Did you know?

Un-neutered male dogs have the highest incidence of vehicular trauma (being hit by cars) and fighting?
Since intact males are always on the look-out for females in heat, they tend to have a much stronger ‘roaming’ instinct, which can often lead them into trouble! Many have been known to dart quickly out the door and even jump 6-foot fences to escape!

 

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Grace Veterinary Clinic

Location

204 N. Main Street Chatham, IL 62629

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed