THE BENEFITS OF SPAYING & NEUTERING
Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you are considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll ever make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Spaying, removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet, and Neutering, removing the testicles of your male cat or dog, will improve his behavior and keep him close to home. Both are veterinary procedures that require minimal hospitalization and offer lifelong health benefits.
Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
Neutering provides major health benefits for your male. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age. Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community. Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
D-SNiP Voucher- Contact us to purchase a voucher, select a veterinarian that works with us and then schedule your own appointment. Please note that the cost under this general voucher program is for the spay/ neuter surgery only, some veterinarians under this program may require additional fees. Please contact the veterinary hospital directly to ask these questions.