Spay and Neuter

The terms spay and neuter refer to ovariohysterectomy for females and castration for males. These are words used to describe the sterilization process for animals. The Veterinary Center of Hudson believes in having all pets spayed or neutered unless they are being used for breeding purposes. Although it has been said that these surgeries will help with certain behaviors (spraying, marking territory, and aggressiveness), Dr. Bestic’s major reasons include the following:

  • Preventing unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminating the risk of some cancers
  • Decreasing infections of the uterus and prostate