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Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Importance Of Spaying And Neutering Your Pet

If you are adopting a pet, you should understand that it is a huge responsibility. You are responsible for the health and happiness of your new pet. If your new cat or dog has not been spayed or neutered when you bring them home, it is up to you to get it done. There are several reasons why spaying and neutering are so important.

Control the Pet Population

There are millions of unwanted pets in shelters all over the United States. Many of these pets will be euthanized if they aren't adopted. To keep this from happening and to control the pet population, you should have your pet spayed or neutered.

Protect Their Health

Spaying and neutering can save your pet's life. When a female animal is spayed, there is no risk of her developing breast cancer and uterine cancer which are often fatal. When a male pet is neutered, there is no risk of him developing testicular cancer and will reduce his risk of developing prostate problems.

Less Stress At Home 

When you have your pet spayed or neutered, it will make things at home easier. When a female cat is spayed, she won't go into heat. Female cats often yowl to get attention from male cats. Spaying her will keep this from happening. When you have your female dog spayed, she won't menstruate, leaving drops of blood on the floor.

Male pets often become less aggressive when they are neutered. When your male cat is neutered, he won't spray. When your male dog is neutered, he won't urinate in the house to mark his territory. When you have your male cat or dog neutered, he won't try to escape from the home to find a mate. This will keep him from getting lost or injured.

If you are worried that your pet will become overweight after being spayed or neutered, you shouldn't be. This is just a myth. If you want to protect your pet's health through spaying or neutering, you should make an appointment with Oak Ridge Animal Hospital in Greensboro. Our veterinarian performs spay & neuter procedures often; therefore, you can be sure that your pet will be in good hands.


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