Spay and Neuter: Making Pets and the Kenosha, WI Community Healthier

Surgery isn’t just for sick or injured pets. For healthy dogs and cats, we strongly recommend spay and neuter surgeries to prevent harmful health problems, undesirable behaviors and, most important, unwanted litters. The more strays we have in our community, the more crowded our animal shelters will be. Often, crowded shelters have little choice but to euthanize otherwise healthy animals in order to make room and conserve resources. To reduce the need for euthanizing animals and decrease crowding in shelters, our team in Kenosha firmly advocates for spaying and neutering to help both individual pets and the larger pet community live the healthy, happy lives they deserve with loving families.

Is your puppy or kitten due to be spayed or neutered?

Call (262) 658-3533 or request an appointment online today!

How Does Spaying or Neutering Benefit My Pet’s Health?

Spay and neuter surgeries are not a cure-all for everything, but they can go a long way toward helping your pet live a better--and longer--life. Here’s how:


  • Eliminates spotting and messy heat cycles
  • Prevents unwanted litters
  • Reduces your pet’s risk of developing mammary gland tumors, which are malignant 50% of the time in dogs and roughly 90% of the time in cats
  • Prevents cancer of the uterus and ovaries
  • Prevents pyometra, a potentially life-threatening uterine infection
  • Limits or eliminates the tendency towards certain behaviors, such as roaming to find a mate, and vocalizing (when in heat)


  • Significantly reduces or prevents aggressiveness and dominance (particularly when nearby females are in heat)
  • Prevents testicular cancer
  • Reduces your pet’s risk for an enlarged prostate
  • Lessens or eliminates your pet’s tendency to roam in search of a mate, mount other dogs or furniture (or people), and spray urine to mark territory

When’s the Best Time to Spay and Neuter?

Every pet is different and may need to be spayed or neutered at a slightly different time. However, it is generally preferred to spay and neuter cats and small to medium-sized dogs at about 6 months old. Large dog breeds, like St. Bernards, Great Danes and Great Pyrenees, should probably wait until they are 9-12 months old to be spayed or neutered. This is because they need their sex hormones (and more time) to support their growth rate, which takes a bit longer. Spaying or neutering too soon can interrupt joint development and affect your pet’s mobility--and quality of life.

To find out more about spay and neuter surgeries and when to spay/neuter your pet, call (262) 658-3533!

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