When it comes to being a responsible pet owner and doing your part to help ensure a happy, healthy life for your dog or cat, having them spayed or neutered is a must. Though puppies and kittens are undeniably adorable, having your pet spayed or neutered and preventing them from contributing to the already overwhelming population of homeless pets is a responsible choice.
These simple procedures do much more than just prevent unwanted litters, though. They have a positive impact on your pet’s long-term health and can even help you get to enjoy more years with your faithful companion by your side. At Shirley Veterinary Hospital, we provide spay and neuter in Westhampton and would like to help you better understand the benefits of these procedures.
Having your pet spayed or neutered is good for their health. Removing the reproductive organs eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer in male pets and ovarian and uterine cancers in female pets. It also prevents uterine infections known as Pyometra in females and decreases the risk of prostate problems in males. Spaying reduces the risk of mammary tumors in female dogs and cats, too.
These simple procedures minimize the risk of endocrine disorders, like diabetes, and hormonal disorders, too.
Spaying and neutering are also known to reduce or eliminate certain problematic behaviors. While they are not magic cures, these procedures could reduce your pet’s desire to roam, yowl, howl, and spray. Aggression can also sometimes be reduced by having a pet spayed/neutered.
Spay and Neuter in Westhampton
For spay and neuter in Westhampton, look no further than Shirley Veterinary Hospital. When you entrust your pet’s care to us, you can rest assured that they will be in excellent hands and treated with the utmost care before, during, and after surgery. Call now to schedule your dog or cats spay or neuter.