Possible Options to Spaying and Neutering

Neutering and spaying of pet dogs are quite common these days. However, there are still many pet owners who are concerned and hesitant to spay and neuter their own pets. The good news for these hesitant pet owners is that there are several alternatives to spaying and neutering that they can consider. 

Being proactive and doing a great deal of research would definitely be beneficial and help pet owners make the right decision for their pets. We have listed below several options to spaying and neutering that you can consider: 

Spay alternatives (females) 

Ovarioectomy-- This is a surgical procedure where the ovaries are removed and the uterus is left intact. 

Hysterectomy-- This is a surgical procedure where the uterus and some parts of the fallopian tubes are removed, while the ovaries are left intact. 

Neuter alternatives (male dogs or cats) 

Vasectomy-- This is a surgical procedure where the vas deferens are removed but the testes are left intact. 

Considering these procedures is a major decision, it is a good idea to contact your vet Ashburn, VA if you need more details.


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