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Spay and Neuter Surgery in Oklahoma City: Cats in Cat Tower

Spay and Neuter to Give Pets a Better Life

Can a spay or neuter procedure really increase your pet’s chance of living longer and indirectly benefit other animals as well? Yes! Spaying and neutering can enhance the health of dogs and cats here in Oklahoma City and its surrounding areas, while also benefiting stray animals brought into shelters. When shelters become overcrowded, it’s harder for all of the animals to find loving homes. Keeping stray numbers down can decrease crowding and guarantee a forever family for more pets.

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Benefits for Pets and Their Families

How exactly do spay and neuter surgeries make life easier for pets and people? Some of the key benefits include:


  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Reduces breast cancer risks and eliminates uterine infection and cancer risks
  • Prevents the messiness of the heat cycle (if performed before the pet’s first heat cycle)
  • Reduces or prevents the urge to roam and mate
  • Prevents the pacing and “caterwauling” of female cats in heat


  • Prevents your pet from impregnating another
  • Reduces perianal tumor risks and prevents testicular cancer and enlarged prostate risks
  • Reduces or prevents spraying (cats) or marking (dogs)
  • Can prevent inappropriate behaviors such as aggression, humping, roaming urges, and conflict with other male animals in the vicinity

In addition to improving your pet’s health and behavior, spaying or neutering can also make life easier for pet parents. If you have multiple animals in your household, they are much more likely to get along if they are all spayed or neutered.

Spay and Neuter Surgery in Oklahoma City: Puppies Laying in Bed

When Should I Schedule My Pet’s Spay or Neuter?

Whether your pet is a dog or cat, male or female, they should be spayed/neutered around six months old. This increases their chances of avoiding certain disease risks, and they will also recover from their surgery more quickly than if they are spayed/neutered as an adult. However, extra-large breed dogs often need to wait until they are nine months to a year old before they are spayed or neutered because they need more time to grow.


HRAH has taken care of our precious pets for many years. They have treated our pets with the best care. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for exceptional care of their pets.

Risa and Steve

Hefner Road is really a good place!  We've been taking our animals there for a long time, they treat you and your furry friend real nice.

Pauline & Bill W.

Dr Purvis & his staff are wonderful! He has been my doggie doctor since adopting 2 rescues in 2000! They are attentive to your animal's needs and show them so much love! Dr. Purvis helped me make painful decisions when my Estee-girl had an inoperable cancer and his loving staff held her with me when it was time to say good-bye. Lucy loves boarding and thinks of HRAH as her second home. Thank you Dr. P & Staff

Lynne H.

Evie loves coming to see you!  When she knows we are going for a ride, she wants to stop and come into the office!

Mehrey T.

We have been with Dr. Purvis around 20 years and wouldn't think of using any other vet.  He and the staff are caring, friendly and always professional.  We also use the grooming facility monthly. The Pet Resort is the best in town!

Brenda and Bill H.

I have trusted the care of one spoiled schnauzer and two cats to HRAH for over 10 years.  Dr. Purvis and the entire staff at HRAH are fantastic!  They have great customer service and offer exceptional animal care.  Our schnauzer attends daycare during the workweek and I feel extremely fortunate to have such a competent and caring group available for her.

Molly S.

Enjoyed my experience there. Dr. Cooper and his team were friendly and took care of my puppy. Very affordable, definitely recommend.


I called HRAH because my former vet and my groomer kept telling me that my bichon had fleas and that's why she was literally scratching holes into herself. I knew she didn't have fleas and suspected it was allergies. I was so relieved that I finally found a vet who knew immediately that the problem was "bichon skin" and NOT fleas! I especially appreciated that the exam room was sparkling clean and didn't stink like nasty dirty pet odor. Very impressed---they are my new vet!


Best place for our sweet babies! That Jacklyn is so caring and loves our babies as much as we do!


Very nice and accommodating. Staff is very friendly. They helped my doggie feel better on the same day I called to make an appt. Love them!



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