Spay and Neuter: Increasing Quality of Life
When you have your female pet spayed or your male pet neutered, you can expect a higher quality of life for you both. Pets receive medical benefits that make them much less susceptible to certain conditions. Futhermore, bothersome behavior, like urine spraying, is also less likely. In turn, spay and neuter surgery increases the quality of life for both you and your pet.
Male and female pets receive their own set of medical benefits from spay and neuter surgery. Additionally, medical benefits are some they couldn’t receive any other way. To maximize these benefits, it’s best to have your pet spayed or neutered before their first heat cycle. While most pets can be spayed or neutered by six months, the time can vary from pet to pet. Schedule a consultation for a new puppy or kitten, so our doctors can customize their health plan.
Male and female pets receive many medical benefits from spay and neuter surgery:
- Mammary gland tumors are less likely to develop in female pets.
- Ovarian and uterine cancers are less likely to develop in female pets.
- Prostate problems are less likely to occur in male pets.
- Any chance of developing testicular cancer is eliminated in male pets.
It doesn’t matter if you have a female cat or a male dog, intact pets are wily at finding ways to escape to find a mate. The call of the wild is strong, and pets may roam far and wide looking for a mate. Reduce the chances of them becoming lost or injured with spay and neuter surgery.