Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Did you know that Spay/Neuter Awareness Month starts today, February 1st? Getting your pet fixed is one of the best things you can do for your furry friend. Read on as a Moorpark, CA vet lists some benefits of spaying and neutering.

Better Behavior

One of the best benefits of getting your furry pal spayed or neutered is better behavior. Fluffy and Fido both tend to be much calmer after being fixed. Spaying and neutering can also reduce aggressive behavior in both dogs and cats. Plus, pets that have not been fixed are much more likely to spray.

Lower Chance Of Cancer

Your pet will reap several health benefits after having been spayed or neutered. Getting your furbaby fixed will reduce or eliminate the risk of certain cancers, such as ovarian and testicular cancer. Studies have also shown that animals that have been fixed tend to live longer than intact pets.

Less Escape Attempts

If your dog or cat is intact, they are much more liable to try to run off in search of a mate. This can be very dangerous, and is one reason many beloved pets get lost. On the flip side, your furry pal also won’t be attracting unwanted attention from other animals.

Reduce Unwanted Litters

There are thousands of sweet, adorable pets in shelters who desperately need loving homes. Making sure your pet doesn’t contribute to those numbers is one way that you can help promote good animal welfare. Remember, even if you find loving homes for your four-legged friend’s offspring, there’s really no way for you to be sure that their descendants will fare as well.

No ‘Caterwauling’

Cats have many wonderful qualities. Unfortunately, singing ability isn’t one of them. If you’ve ever heard an amorous kitty’s love songs, well, it probably wasn’t exactly music to your ears. Missing Fluffy’s vocal performances is definitely another benefit of getting your furball fixed!


Are you getting your furbaby fixed soon? If so, that’s wonderful! Follow your vet’s instructions for post-operative care very carefully. Although complications are rare, you do want to keep a close eye out for any potential warning signs, like ripped stitches, fever, or lethargy. Contact your vet immediately if you notice anything wrong.

Does your dog or cat need to be fixed? Contact us! As your Moorpark, CA pet hospital, we’re here to provide your pet with top-notch veterinary care.

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