Spaying & Neutering

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Spaying & Neutering 2018-04-10T18:12:44+00:00

neutering and spayingTo help control the pet population and to protect your pet from serious life threatening disease, our vet office suggests spaying and neutering. These simple procedures can prolong the life of your pet and make their quality of life much better. We recommend that most breeds have the procedure performed at the age of six to nine months. Today, we are going to take a deeper look at what these two procedure entail.

Spaying

Spaying is a procedure that is performed on female pets. This process removes the ovaries and the uterus. By doing so, your female pet will have a reduced risk of certain types of cancers, bacterial infections, and other reproductive diseases. This will also prevent her from going into the heat cycle which can help improve her quality of life.

Medical and Behavioral Benefits:

  • Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
  • Your spayed female pet won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!

Neutering

Neutering is the process of removing the testicles. By having your male pet neutered, you will decrease his chances of contracting many different types of cancers including prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Also, it will improve his quality of life and you will not have to worry about him wandering off if there is a female dog in heat.

Medical and Behavioral Benefits:

  • Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
  • Your male dog will be less likely to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate, including finding creative ways escape from the house. Once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other male animals.
  • Your neutered male may be better behaved. Unneutered dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early neutering.

Having your pet spayed or neutered will greatly increase their life expectancy and make life for them much easier. We offer both spaying and neutering services. Most of the time your pet can go home the same day of the procedure. So why not do the responsible thing and contact us today?

 

 

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