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Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital

Primary Location
627 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: 562.439.4228
Fax: 562.439.4547

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00 am7:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am7:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am12:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Spay & Neuter FAQs With Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA

Spay and neuter procedures are among the most beneficial services we provide at the Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA. Our veterinarian team wants all local pet parents to understand just how important these procedures are.

dog with veterinarians

What is Spay and Neuter?

Spay and neuter is a surgery done to keep your pet from being able to produce offspring. Spays are done on female cats and dogs and involve the removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Neuters are done on male cats and dogs and involve the removal of the testes. These internal reproductive organs are removed through small incisions in the lower abdomen, and the procedure is performed while the animal is under anesthesia.

What Are The Benefits of Spay and Neuter? 

Spaying and neutering benefits the animals, the community, and you:

  • Animals that have been spayed and neutered have reduced or eliminated risk of certain types of cancers, and often exhibit fewer behaviors related to reproductive urges (like roaming, aggression, excessive licking, and marking).
  • Spaying and neutering slows pet overpopulation and reduces the societal burden (and sad reality) of unwanted puppies and kittens, many of whom may never find a forever home.
  • Paying for a one-time spay or neuter procedure is far less expensive than paying for a pet pregnancy!

When Should I Get my Dog or Cat Spayed or Neutered?

If your puppy or kitten is healthy, a spay or neuter procedure can be performed as young as eight weeks old, but anytime between 3 to 6 months of age is typical. With females, it’s best for the spaying to occur prior to the animal entering her first menstruation cycle. 

How Should I Take Care of my Pet Before and After a Spay or Neuter Procedure?

Our Long Beach vet team uses the best practice techniques and technology to ensure that every surgical procedure goes as smoothly as possible. That said, we ask all pet parents to observe their animals for a few days following any surgery for unlikely but possible signs of complications, including infection and adverse anesthesia reactions. We also advise pet owners to keep their animals' activity level low and make sure the incisions stay clean and dry during this time to reduce the risk of bleeding and help incisions heal. In addition, do not feed your pet within 12 hours before the operation.

Schedule Your Pet's Spay or Neuter Procedure

Contact the Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA at 562-439-4228 to schedule a spay or neuter operation so you can check this important pet care step off your list

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Testimonial

Dr. Perrault's knowledge and the compassion of all your staff made a difficult time much easier to endure. 

- Nicki M.  / Long Beach, CA

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00 am7:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am7:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am12:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed

Please call us to schedule your pets appointment today!

Walk-ins are welcome, however, we encourage all clients to make an appointment, when possible, to avoid longer than usual wait times.

Drop off exams are available and must be scheduled. Please call the office for details.

Mobile Services

Mobile services are available. If you can’t come to Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital, let us come to you. We provide in home services, including examinations, testing, nursing treatment, and euthanasia. Call for availability and details.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Brianna Abel is a traditionally trained veterinarian and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by way of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Florida. Please call Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital with any questions you may have and schedule your consultation today.

Appointments are available at the following times:

Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 11:30 am

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