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8 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

The Lifesaving Procedure

Cat in a vets office before he is neutered.

February is spay and neuter awareness month, which means there is no better time than now to understand the benefits and importance of the procedure. There are many health and behavioral benefits to spaying or neutering, and it can positively affect your pet for their entire life. To truly dive into the importance of this, we put together the top 8 reasons to spay or neuter your pet. 

8 Facts about Spaying and Neutering 

  1. Laparoscopic Spay Promotes More Comfort and Faster Healing. For female dogs, choosing laparoscopic spaying allows your dog to heal faster and experience less pain than the traditional method. With a laparoscopic spay, the ovaries are removed through a keyhole incision with the aid of a camera, which means a smaller scar, less pain and faster healing.
  2. Spaying Your Female Pet Helps Her Live a Longer Life. For female pets, spaying is a lifesaver. It helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which can be cancerous.
  3. Neutering Your Male Pet Helps With Behavior Challenges. Male pets who have been neutered are less likely to show aggressive tendencies, mount other animals or mark their territory. Pets that are not spayed/neutered are 3 times more likely to bite.
  4. Your Spayed Pet Won’t Have Heat Cycles. Heat cycles can be a mess for everyone involved because of the discharge. Spaying your pet will eradicate this problem. 
  5. Your Neutered Pet Will Have Health Benefits. Prostate problems and testicular cancer are two common health concerns in unneutered pets, which is a major reason to perform the procedure.
  6. Your Male Pet Won’t Roam. Male animals who have not been neutered will attempt to find a mate in any way possible, which can lead them to escape the house in creative ways. 
  7. Your Community Benefits From Spaying and Neutering. Stray animals can be a danger to your community. They get into fights with household animals, cause car accidents and can hurt humans. Neutering and spaying also cuts down on the number of animals euthanized in your community. Spaying/neutering reduces over pet population. An interesting statistic is that one female cat and her offspring over a seven-year period can produce 420,000 kittens!
  8. Spaying and Neutering is Cost-Effective. Many people do not spay or neuter their pet because of the cost, but the cost of caring for a litter or treating an illness from not spaying or neutering is much greater.

Spaying and Neutering at Care First Animal Hospital

Dog in a vets office before a spay procedure.

At Care First Animal Hospital, we understand the importance of spaying and neutering. Our veterinarians are experts at spaying and neutering procedures, including the laparoscopic option. We take pride in helping animals live long, happy lives because of it. To learn more about laparoscopy at Care First Animal Hospital, click here

Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered At Care First

If you would like to request an appointment to spay or neuter your pet, reach out to the Care First Animal Hospital team today

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