It’s nice when love is in the air… but it doesn’t have to result in unwanted puppies or kittens! Having your pet spayed or neutered is one of the greatest gifts you can provide your pet and family.
Having your pet spayed or neutered is a fundamental step in helping your pet live a healthy life. Sadly, too many cats and dogs end up starving, injured, or dying needlessly every day because there are simply not enough homes! In just seven years, one intact cat and her offspring, left unharmed, could produce more than 450,000 cats! In seven years, one dog and her offspring can produce more than 4,000 dogs! That’s a lot of homes to find! A simple solution? Have your pet spayed or neutered.
Have questions? We welcome you to book a pre surgical exam where we can examine your pet, answer your questions and ease you of any concerns you may have.
Spaying or neutering is surgical sterilization. Spaying of the female involves the removal of the reproductive tract, while neutering of males is done by removing the testicles. Both procedures are routine surgeries performed by our veterinarians using strict sterile technique while the pet is under general anesthesia.
Aside from controlling the pet population, there are numerous benefits to having your female pet sterilized:
- Eliminates the heat cycle, along with associated signs such as crying, nervous pacing, the desire to roam, and the excretion of blood
- Stops unwelcome visits by male suitors
- Reduces the risk of mammary cancer, one of the most common malignancies in females
- Prevents diseases of the uterus and ovaries, as well as some skin disorder
… and in the male pet:
- Reduces or eliminates the tendency to mark territory with strong-smelling urine
- Prevents prostate disease and certain cancers
- May reduce the likelihood that your pet will stray from home and become lost or injured
Please spay or neuter your pet and urge others to do the same – help reduce the pet population so that all of our companion animals will get the lifelong care and respect they deserve. Then give yourself a pat on your back for doing the right thing for your pet!