Pet Spaying and Neutering at South Broward Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Protect your pet’s well-being and contribute to population control by choosing our comprehensive spaying and neutering services. Book an appointment now!

Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership Through Spaying and Neutering

The spaying and neutering services at South Broward Animal Hospital are key to our goal of promoting responsible pet ownership. By choosing to spay or neuter your pet, you not only ensure their health and well-being but also play a crucial role in controlling pet overpopulation. Our skilled veterinarians perform these procedures with care and precision to benefit pets and their owners efficiently and with minimal discomfort.

From preventing unwanted pregnancies to reducing the risk of certain cancers and behavioral issues, spaying and neutering are essential steps in providing a happy and healthy life for your beloved companion. Join us in our mission to promote responsible pet ownership and schedule your pet’s spaying or neutering appointment today.

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Support the Fight Against Animal Overpopulation

Every year, thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States. Many of these deaths are the avoidable result of owners failing to spay and neuter their pets. The unexpected offspring of these liaisons often fill shelters and are never given the chance at happy, loving lives.


Spaying is a common surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs. The process is called an ovariohysterectomy and involves removing the patient’s uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction. South Broward Animal Hospital veterinarians recommend spaying your pet at 3-6 months, depending on your dog’s breed, and ideally before the patient’s first heat.

Benefits of Spaying Your Pet

This procedure has many notable benefits including:

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
  • Remove the possibility of uterine infections

What to Expect After Surgery

Spaying is a major surgery that requires 7-10 days of recovery time and may include medication; lethargy is common for the first couple of days following the procedure.


Neutering is performed on male cats and dogs. This process castrates the animal, removing their testicles and making them unable to impregnate females. Neutering is advised when your pet is 3-6 months old, but it can be performed on older animals as well.

Benefits of Neutering Your Pet

Neutering generates many important health benefits:

  • Prevents unwanted reproduction
  • Placates the animal, reducing aggressive behavior and decreasing dominant tendencies
  • Reduces roaming and spraying (territory marking)
  • Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors

What to Expect After Surgery

Although less invasive than spaying, neutering is still a major medical procedure that requires some recovery time. Following the procedure your pet will be sleepy from the anesthesia; this lethargy may last a couple of days. Medication may be administered to combat pain. Owners must prevent the animal from licking or biting the incision to reduce the risk of infection.

To learn more about spaying and neutering, schedule an appointment with our veterinary team today.