Should your pet be spayed or neutered? Here in Troy, MI, we believe that spay and neuter procedures are an essential way to prevent unwanted litters and stray dog and cat overpopulation in the community. Individual pets may also experience health and behavioral benefits, which can improve their quality of life and their relationship with you and your family. If you’re unsure about having your pet spayed or neutered, be sure to schedule a consultation with your vet so you can be assured that you’re making the right decision!
When to Spay/Neuter Your Pet
Every pet will have their own spay/neuter timeline, but we generally recommend spaying and neutering pets when they reach 6 months of age. This is not recommended for very large dog breeds, however. For Saint Bernards, Great Danes, and other large dogs, it is best to wait until your pet is at least a year old and their limbs and joints have finished growing. Being spayed or neutered too soon can disrupt this growth.