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Spay & Neuter

Spaying or neutering your pet can help them live a longer, healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the stray population.

Cat with cone around its neck sitting down inside
Cat with cone around its neck sitting down inside

Overview

Spaying females or castrating males eliminates unwanted litters, which contributes to thousands of euthanasia procedures and millions of stray animals. These procedures can help your pet live a longer, healthier life, minimize behavior problems, and help control the population of unwanted pets.

When should I spay or castrate my pet?

Generally recommended at a young age, it is important to consult with our veterinarians to determine the best age for your pet. You can reduce the likelihood of certain cancers and tumors by spaying or castrating at the right age.

Why should I spay or castrate my pet?

There are many benefits that come with spaying your female companion animal. These benefits include helping to control the cat population and prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Generally, spayed pets live longer than pets that have not been spayed.

There are also many benefits that come with neutering your male companion animal. These benefits include helping to control the cat population, eliminate undesirable and embarrassing behavior and prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer.

How is a spay or castration surgery performed?

Spaying, also called an "ovariohysterectomy", is a surgical procedure in which both ovaries and uterus are completely removed from your female pet while they are under general anesthesia. Neutering refers to the surgical procedure in which both testicles are removed while your male pet is under general anesthesia.

Your pet’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns when performing a spay or neuter. We use advanced pain management techniques in conjunction with anesthesia to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure and after they are discharged. Proper pain management makes the procedure as comfortable as possible and allows for faster recovery.

Other Surgery Services

We do not just offer spays and castrations here at Paris Hill Cat Hospital. We offer a lot of other convenient surgery services that make giving your cat the best care easy and safe. These services include:

  • Pre-surgical exam

  • Flea and ear mite treatment

  • Post-operative pain control

  • Rabies and distemper vaccines

Spay & Neuter Program

Welcome to the Paris Hill Cat Hospital low-cost Spay and Neuter Program. This project is open to all cat owners in the Mohawk Valley. There are no eligibility requirements. Cats in the program receive an exam by one of our cat-focused veterinarians, spay or neuter surgery, distemper and rabies vaccine, as well as a dose of the monthly flea and ear mite medication — Revolution. Cats are brought to the cat hospital in a cat carrier on the day of their appointment between 8-8:30 a.m. and are ready to be picked up later that same day between 3-5 p.m. No appointment is needed for feral cats: simply trap the cat, call us, and then transport them to Paris Hill. We will admit the feral cats and perform their surgeries as soon as possible. Some ferals will be done the same day. At the very latest, they will be ready to be picked up 24 hours later.

 To enroll your cat in the low-cost Spay & Neuter Program:

  • Call Paris Hill: 315-737-7585 and get a surgery appointment for your cat or cats (surgery slots are usually available within a few days, sometimes the very next day).

  • Fees: female cats: $147, males: $118.

  • Post-op pain medication available.

  • Payment: cash or credit card only at the time of drop off. No checks accepted in the low-cost Spay and Neuter Program.

  • All cats must be in carriers.