Spay and Neuter: Simple Surgery, Big Benefits
Spay and neuter surgery is a common milestone in your pet’s health—and for good reason. It not only prevents another litter being added to the already astounding pet homelessness crisis but offers your pet life-long health benefits as well. At our Animal Care Clinics, our experienced veterinarians perform these surgeries routinely, so your pet is in good hands!
So, What Are The Long-Term Benefits?
When your pet undergoes a spay and neuter surgery, we remove vital parts of their reproductive organs that would otherwise create hormones—either estrogen or testosterone. Those hormones then play a role in your pet’s behavior and physicality. When removed, these behaviors are reduced or eliminated and the physical benefits far outweigh the risks.
- Females cats will not undergo heat cycles, which cause them to mewl and become agitated.
- Female dogs will no longer bleed during their heat cycles
- Male dogs lose the desire to leave the house and roam, as well as mount other dogs and objects.
- Males are also less likely to mark their territory with obsessive urination
- Reduced risk of breast cancer, ovarian tumors and uterine infection in females
- Reduced risk of prostate and testicular cancer in males
- Risk of hip dysplasia in larger dog breeds is also reduced, albeit slightly
Contact us today to learn more about spay and neuter surgery for your dog, cat, or small mammal!
Out of all the animals that enter shelters each year, only about 1 in 10 have been spayed or neutered. Furthermore, there are an estimated 70 million stray animals currently living in the US. (Source: onegreenplanet.org)