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Exploring the Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Spraying or neutering your pet is an excellent way to reduce the number of unwanted animals in your community that would otherwise find themselves facing euthanasia in a local shelter. However, the effects of spaying and neutering your pet expand further than just doing your part to combat pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering boasts a number of health benefits for male and female animals, contributing to a more fulfilling, long, and happy life together. 

Reduce the Risk of Disease 

When a female pet is not spayed, they are at a greater risk of health complications that can become fatal. Uterine infections and breast cancer are common diseases that can be prevented by spaying. For male pets, it is recommended to have them neutered before they are six months old. In doing so, you reduce the risk of your pet developing testicular cancer. By spaying or neutering your pet, you can mitigate dangerous health concerns and encourage lasting health and a more fulfilling life. 

Combat Behavioral Concerns 

A spayed or neutered pet will be much better behaved than a pet who has not been spayed or neutered. Male pets can become territorial and aggressive when they are not neutered. As a result, they may mark their territory or become aggressive to assert their dominance when they come in contact with new people or animals in their space. For female pets, spaying prevents their heat cycle. A pet in heat can leave messes around your home, become very vocal, and may even begin to urinate in different areas, causing a messy and foul smelling problem. Spaying and neutering combats these concerns and creates a more harmonious household for you and your pet. 

To learn more about the health and behavioral benefits of spaying or neutering your pet, contact your local veterinarian today.

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Monday
7:00am - 12:00pm,
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues, & Fri -
7:00am - 6:00pm
Wed & Thurs -
7:00am - 8:00pm
Sat & Sun - Closed