Albuquerque low cost spay and neuter

We proudly offer low-cost spay and neuter!

Vetco believes that every pet and pet owner should be able to get proper pet veterinary care, which is why we offer low-cost spay and neuter to everyone, not just low-income families.  Our commitment is to keep the New Mexico animal population health and we accomplish this by working with programs like Best Friends Street Cat Program and PACA.

Call to schedule your spay and neuter: 505-292-3030 in Albuquerque or 505-865-0662 in Los Lunas

Why should I spay or neuter?

There are 6-8 million homeless animals that go into animal shelters every year. By spaying or neutering your pet, you will ensure your pet’s potential offspring will not be one of those 6-8 million animals. Accidental pregnancy can happen when you least expect it. You may not realize that your dog is paying a visit to your neighbor’s dog through the fence. Spaying and neutering can help significantly reduce the number of homeless pets.  Plus, animals are miserable when they are in heat (ready to breed).

What happens if I don't spay or neuter?

Males may become more dominant or aggressive. They may mark their territory by urinating on things, like your furniture and walls. They may be more sexually demonstrative, like with mounting legs, pillows or other animals. For females, they may yowl or cry during heat.  They may have vaginal discharge that requires an estrus pad, similar to a menstrual pad. She may try to escape your house or backyard in order to breed.

Should I let my pet have a litter before I spay her?

No. There is no medical evidence that says it is better for your pet to have a litter before she is spayed.

Can I spay her while she is in heat?

Yes. Though it is better to wait until her cycle is finished. The surgery will be easier on her and have less risk of complication and infection.

How do I know if she is in heat?

She may experience behavioral changes, like being uneasy or distracted. For cats, they will often yowl. When presented with the opposite sex, they may present themselves for intercourse. You may also notice some vaginal discharge.

At what age will my cat go into heat?

Kittens go into heat by about 6 months.

At what age will my dog go into heat?

Dogs go into heat around 24 months. Some smaller breeds go into heat a little younger.

How long does heat last?

For cat’s it lasts 7-10 days. For dog’s it lasts about 18 days.

At what age can we spay or neuter?

You can generally spay or neuter as young as 2 months. It is generally recommended to get the procedure done before they are 6 months old. There are other factors besides age to take into consideration, like their size and weight, to determine when you can spay or neuter. For a more precise answer for your specific pet, please contact us.