The Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
It is important for pet owners to get their pets spayed or neutered to reduce the number of unwanted pets. Approximately 3.7 million animals end up in shelters each year, because there are not enough adopters out there. Having your pet spayed or neutered ensures that your pet will not be adding to this number.
Neutering or spaying your animal also has great health benefits for your pet.
Fixed pets are less likely to develop certain cancers like breast cancer or prostate cancer. Also, females that are not spayed can suffer from a pyometra, an infection that can be deadly.
Spaying and neutering will also improve your pet’s quality of life and help him or her live longer.
After a pet is fixed, he or she may calm down a little bit. Animals who are not spayed or neutered are more likely to roam and get lost. They are also more likely to get in fights or hit by a car. Both of these situations can really hurt or even kill your pet!
Here at American Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of spaying or neutering your pet, and we are here to help. We are happy to answer your questions and will help you find cost-effective solutions.