Getting the Facts About Spaying and Neutering
Bringing your pet to your veterinarian or veterinary hospital to be spayed or neutered is one of the best decisions you can make for his/her long-term health. Along with preventing unwanted pet pregnancies, spaying or neutering your dog or cat will also help him or her live longer, and will lower his or her risk of developing certain cancers. Here are some more valuable facts about the benefits of spaying and neutering pets.
Spaying or Neutering a Dog or Cat Reduces Cancer Risk
Cats and dogs that are spayed have a significantly lower risk of developing dangerous and fatal cancers of the reproductive system. They also have a lower risk of developing uterine infections. Dog and cat neutering reduces the pet’s risk of developing testicular cancer or prostate cancer. Overall, statistics show that pets that are spayed or neutered live much longer than pets that aren’t.
Spaying or Neutering Reduces Certain Behavioral Problems
When animals have the desire to mate, they display certain behavioral problems that are unpleasant. Males in particular may be inclined to escape a roam about or fight in search of females. Obviously, these problems can impact a pet’s health and safety. A dog or cat that isn’t neutered has a natural instinct to roam, making him more vulnerable to acquiring illnesses, becoming injured, getting into fights with other animals, and even becoming lost or missing. A dog or cat that isn’t spayed may display aggressive behavior, yowl and scratch obsessively, and spray urine throughout your home or yard.
Many Animal Clinics Offer Surgical Spay and Neuter Services at Reduced Cost
Many people believe that getting a pet spayed or neutered is expensive. In reality, many animal clinics offer spay and neuter services at a reduced cost. We do, for example. Some veterinary clinics and animal hospitals even offer payment plans and financing options to help pet owners pay for necessary medical services.
If you’re looking for spay or neuter surgical services in or near Dallas, visit us at Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas or Meadow Brook animal Hospital in McKinney / Frisco. Our experienced veterinarians also offer wellness care for pets, including pet grooming and pet dental services. To make an appointment at our state of the art veterinary clinic, call us today at (972) 239-1309 (Dallas) or (972)-529-5033 (McKinney/Frisco).
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