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Performing a neuter (or orchidectomy) is a surgical procedure that removes the testicles from a male animal, which prevents the male from breeding. This can be done as early as 3-4 months old.


All patients undergoing a neuter surgery will be intubated and closely monitored with strict anesthesia protocols.


There are many benefits to getting your pet neutered. They include:

  1. Reducing or eliminating risk of prostate and testicular cancer

  2. Prevents sexually transmitted diseases

  3. Prevents or reduces roaming, aggression, humping, and spraying/marking

  4. Helps prevent an increase in pet population


There are several myths that neutering your pet will cause personality and physical changes. Neutering your pet will not cause your dog to stop hunting or change hunting ability. Weight gain is not a symptom of neuter surgery; rather this is something that can occur as a pet ages or the correct diet and exercise regimen is not being followed. Finally, neutering your pet will not make him less of a male.


If you have any questions regarding the procedure or would like to schedule a surgery, call and make an appointment with us today! Type your paragraph here.

Neuter (Orchidectomy)

1111 W Spruce St, Mitchell, SD   605-990-3388