Do Right by Your Pet and Community: Spay & Neuter Surgery

It might seem cruel to take away your pet’s natural ability to mate and procreate. However, pet spay and neuter surgeries actually do them, and the local Edgewater pet community, a world of good. Firstly, it helps cut down on the problem of animal overpopulation. Too many unwanted dogs and cats overflow shelters and are subsequently put down. More sterilized pets means we can better control the population and ensure only responsible breeding is done. Secondly, pets who undergo sterilization have a greater chance at a long and fulfilling life as they avoid the risk of many medical maladies. Finally, their behavior changes give you peace of mind and help keep them out of harm’s way.

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Medical and Behavioral Benefits

Spaying or neutering your pet increases quality of life. Medical benefits give them lasting health, while behavioral changes cause them (and you!) less anxiety so they can focus more on their relationship with you. Keep in mind that while behavioral changes do take place in many animals, it is not always guaranteed as it depends on your pet's individual personality and characteristics.

The following benefits apply to your sterilized pet:

Females:

  • Less inclination to roam for a mate
  • No heat cycles, which cause frustration and bleeding in dogs
  • Possible reduction of urine marking or spraying
  • Prevention of uterine infection and cancers
  • Minimizes risk of mammary tumors

Males:

  • Less inclination to roam for a mate
  • Subdued aggression
  • Possible reduction of urine marking and mounting
  • Prevention of prostate problems and testicular cancer
  • Minimizes risk of perianal tumors
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When to Perform the Surgery

The typical timeline in the veterinary community is 6 months of age. However, each pet is different, and sometimes a different plan will benefit them more. For instance, it has been shown that larger breeds of dogs benefit from a later surgery at 12 months. Meanwhile, most female pets benefit if it is performed before their first heat cycle, which can sometimes fall before 6 months. To receive an exact timeline for your pet, it’s best to come in and see us. Schedule your appointment today to discuss your pet’s options for spay and neuter surgery!

Lori A.

My experience with Broadway Animal Hospital has been great in dealing with my 18 year old kitty who has failing kidneys. Super friendly and very helpful. Dr Perry and hospital manager, Michael, have gone above & beyond and have been great about calling me with updates and more. I appreciate them and I am glad they're in the neighborhood.

Jenni L.

I trust the care of my beloved 11-year-old pug to Dr. Perry. He is very knowledgeable and gentle. He is not only a doctor, but also a friend who listens. The front staff are always polite and considerate. I love this place! So glad I found it since I am new to Chicago

Galen G.

I've been taking my cat to Broadway Animal Hospital the past few years until recently when she passed away suddenly from a rapidly declining lung condition. 

When Dr. Kas was informed of my cat's passing he called me personally to say he was sorry and really comforted me in my time of mourning... I really appreciate that quality of service. I have had nothing but great experiences when I took my kitty in for checkups. When I'm ready to adopt another furry life companion, I'll gladly take them there

George E.

Fantastic doctors and staff! Dr. Kaz and his entire staff were just wonderful with our little girl chihuahua mix. Would highly recommend to all!

Kit S.

Dr. Kas and his staff are wonderful.  I've been going to BAH for almost 35 years and would never consider going elsewhere.  When I visit, I know my companions have had the very best care (and the most up to date care) available.  Thank goodness they are here for us!

Marchetta G.

I rushed my sick cat here for the first time in tears with no appointment made. They took her in immediately and Michael (the manager) stayed with me and her for an entire day while she was sustained on oxygen. Dr. Perry and Michael both did all they could to save my kitty. She was 17 years old and unfortunately passed away when I took her home and off of the oxygen. This office and staff handled her cremation arrangements with such sensitivity and grace and dr. Perry called me immediately after hearing the news of her her passing. I will never take my fur babies anywhere else but here. Your pets are in loving, professional and gentle hands here.

Van D.

I have been taking our pets here for over 20 yrs now and BAH has always been the best.
Dr. Kaz and his great staff are always professional and exceedingly kind.

We LOVE Broadway Animal Hospital!

Jeff B.

What an exceptionally friendly and well-run office! Everyone on staff was extremely helpful and outwardly happy to help. They treated my cat like she was their own and talked me through everything they were doing. If she needs anything else going forward, this is who I'll be taking her to.

Hector N.

I’ve visited 6 animal hospitals as I have moved several times around Chicago. This is hands down the best experience I’ve ever had with a vet in terms of care, pricing and friendliness. Now that my dog is 8 years old, I feel happy to say that we’ve found a team of vets that we trust.

Carol-Ann B.

The staff was wonderful! The vet was excellent! We were in and out very quickly but all my questions were answered ! Highly recommend!

Becky B.

I could not love Dr. Kaz and his team more! They are professional and kind and they truly care about each and every one of their patients.

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