Why You Should Spay/Neuter Your Pet
Did you know it’s spay/neuter awareness month? This is such an important topic and procedure for our pets overall wellbeing. There are many benefits of spaying and neutering our pets including: improved health outlook, improved temperament, a declining homeless pet population and a reduction in the expense associated with breeding. The decision to spay or neuter your pet is an important one as a pet owner. It can be the single best decision you make for your fur babies! Here are some medical benefits on spaying/neutering your pets:
No matter hold old your pet is, it’s never too late to spay/neuter! xo
♥Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
♥Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
♥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!
♥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. Un-neutered dogs and cats are more likely to mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Nope- not something you want to happen! Your happy K9 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.
Pet overpopulation is an issue that affects every local community. There is rarely a time when local shelters are not bursting at the seams with unwanted and stray animals. If all pet owners spayed and neutered their pets, local shelters would experience a reduction in their populations! This reduction would not only result in less animals living on the streets and being put to sleep in shelters, but it would also result in increased room in shelters for animals that are forced into homelessness in other situations. Spay/neuter our pets is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation.
It’s spay/neuter awareness month! If you have any concerns, talk with your vet about them. Here at Pacific Animal Hospital, we have a money saving spay/neuter wellness program! We would love to talk with you about it and answer any of your questions! Please don’t hesitate to call us at (760) 757-2442. It’s spay/neuter awareness month! Pass it on!