Visiting a Veterinarian for Spay & Neuter Services Not Only Helps Control the Pet Population But Also Offers Many Behavioral and Health Benefits to Pets.
There are many pets on the streets or waiting in a shelter for a home. Unfortunately, many healthy cats and dogs are euthanized every year because there are just not enough homes out there. Therefore, it is a good idea to look into spay & neuter services, mainly because there are many behavioral and health benefits to spaying (female) and neutering (male) your pets. We can perform spay & neuter procedures at Medford Animal Hospital in Medford, OR, and our veterinarian would be happy to answer any questions you may have before the surgery.
Behavioral and Health Benefits of Spay & Neuter Services
Female pets will likely live longer and stay healthier after being spayed. This procedure offers protection from breast tumors and uterine infections, especially if spayed before their first heat. Life with a spayed female pet is much more pleasant. They will not go into heat during the breeding season, which means pets will not be yowling and urinating more frequently while trying to attract a mate.
Male pets will be prevented from some prostate problems as well as testicular cancer. They will have better behavior at home because they will not feel the need to mark their territory. Male dogs will be less tempted to roam away from your home in search of a mate and will also be less likely to mount other dogs, people, or objects.
As a final thought, deciding to spay or neuter is cost-effective. Even though there is a cost associated with the surgery, it is far less than having and taking care of an entire litter. It is also less stressful.