Spay and Neuter
Spay and Neuter
posted: Dec. 20, 2019.
Spay and Neuter Surgery
An important part of being a responsible pet owner is having your pet spayed or neutered. Not only does the procedure reduce pet homelessness, but it also has many health benefits for your pet. It is important to be informed about your pet's health and what things you can do to help your furry friend. If you are looking for a veterinarian who can help your pet, Dr. Sanders and Dr. Warner help pets in the Cordova area at Cordova Station Animal Hospital.
What does Spay and Neuter mean?
You have probably heard these terms but may not know exactly what they mean. Both of these terms refer to surgical sterilization, but spay refers to the procedure which causes sterilization for female dogs and cats, while neuter refers to the procedure which causes sterilization for male dogs and cats.
Spaying and Neutering Benefits
Spaying and neutering have both behavioral and health benefits for pets. Behavioral benefits include your pets not going into heat and being less likely to roam away from home. Going into heat refers to the four to five days every three weeks when your pet is in the breeding season. During the breeding season, your unspayed pet might yowl and urinate more frequently. An unneutered male, during the breeding season, may roam from home find a mate.
Health benefits include a longer and healthier life for your pet. Spaying and neutering your pets can lead to a decreased chance of uterine infections and certain types of cancer. The best results are shown if you spay and neuter your pet before their first heat.
Spay and Neuter Your Pet Today
If your pet has not yet been spayed or neutered and you live near Cordova, then visit the Cordova Station Animal Hospital. For the sake of your pet and the pet population in general, we hope that you consider spaying and neutering. Call us today to schedule an appointment.