What Are the Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet?
- Spayed females won’t come in heat and are no longer at risk for pyometra, a life-threatening uterine infection, and have a reduced risk for mammary and other cancers.
- Male pets will be less likely to wander to find a mate, will no longer be at risk for testicular cancer, and have a reduced risk for prostate cancers.
- Male pets will be less likely to “mark their territory.”
Are There Dangers or Health Risks Associated with Not Spaying or Neutering Your Pet?
There are a few health-related reasons to spay or neuter your cats and dogs. Female pets may live longer and avoid problems with uterine infections and breast tumors simply because they are not repeatedly having new litters. Male pets avoid risks associated with testicular cancer and prostate issues.
What to Expect During the Spay or Neuter Procedure
Overall, having your pet spayed or neutered is a responsible decision for many pet owners to make. If you would like to know more about spay and neuter procedures, reach out to us at Tall Grass Animal Hospital.