Why You Should Consider Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

carrying a labrador puppy at the veterinarian's

Each year across the United States, millions of unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters because they cannot find loving homes. However, you can help to eliminate this problem with a trip to your local veterinary practice.

Reduce the Number of Homeless Pets
Spaying or neutering your pet is a generally safe and 100% effective way to reduce the number of unplanned litters that find their way to area animal shelters. No matter how vigilant a pet owner may be, it takes just one unsupervised interaction with another animal to get your cat or dog pregnant.

Prevent Unwanted Behaviors
Pets, especially males, tend to experience an increase in aggression following sexual maturity. When males begin to mature, hormones flow from the sex organs throughout the body causing developmental changes and increase their testosterone levels. By neutering your pet prior to this process, you can prevent the corresponding tendency toward aggression, roaming, distraction, and inability to follow instructions. Spaying females prevents them from undergoing estrus, which some say causes moodiness, and from entering heat, a period of sexual activity is often accompanied by erratic behavior, unruliness and vaginal discharge.

Protect Your Pet’s Health
Vets across the country recommend that pet owners spay or neuter their dogs, cats and rabbits. Not only can this prevent unwanted pregnancies, but also it will eliminate the risk of ovarian and uterine cancer in female pets and testicular cancer in males. Many veterinary practices, such as ourselves, offer spaying and neutering services at greatly reduced costs to help make it a little easier for families to forward with this procedure.

Here at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group we provide spaying and neutering for cats and dogs, as well as many other types of veterinary health and wellness assistance. We’ve just simplified our canine and feline spay and neuter services.  Now, all of those services automatically include pre-op blood testing, intravenous fluids, pain-control medications, as well as use of the surgical laser…and all for one incredibly low price.  Whether you’re in the Dallas or McKinney area we can assist with your pet’s sterilization and veterinary care. To learn more about our facilities, please call either Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas at 877-296-5995 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at 972-439-1344 .

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