If you are planning to adopt a dog or a cat, one of the first things that you should do is have your new pet spayed or neutered at Stonebridge Animal Hospital in Mckinney. There are several ways the procedure can be beneficial for your pet's health and behavior.
What Is Involved In the Spay & Neuter Process?
When a female pet is spayed, her ovaries and uterus would be removed through a small incision. When a male pet is neutered, a small incision would be made so that the vet can remove his testicles. During the procedure, your vet would safely administer anesthesia. If there are no compilations, you can bring your pet home the same day, and the recovery process takes a week or two.
Benefits Of Spaying
When your female cat or dog is spayed, it will help her live longer. Spaying can prevent uterine cancer and infections. It can also prevent breast cancer. These conditions are fatal in 50 percent of dogs, and 90 percent of cats. The procedure will also keep your pet from going into heat. When female dogs go into heat, they often menstruate. When female cats go into heat, they yowl and urinate all over the house to attract a mate. Spaying will avoid these messy and annoying situations. Finally, if you have your female pet spayed, you won't need to worry about her getting pregnant, leaving you to care for her litter.
Benefits Of Neutering
Neutering your male pet will eliminate his chance of developing testicular cancer, which is often fatal. Male dogs who are not neutered will often try to get out of the house to find a mate. This can result in him getting lost or being injured while out in the streets. He will also try to mark his territory all over the house by urinating everywhere.
Cats who are not neutered will also try to get out to find a mate. Also, to mark their territory, they will spray strong-smelling urine all over the house. Neutering will keep this from happening.
When you have your pet neutered, it will treat his aggression problems, making his sweeter and friendlier.
Finally, having your pet neutered is the responsible thing to do. When he is neutered, you won't need to worry about him getting out and getting a female pregnant, which will help control the pet population.
Myths Regarding Spaying and Neutering
There are a few myths regarding spaying and neutering that causes some pets to avoid having their pets fixed. First, some pet owners believe that the procedure will cause their pet to become overweight. This is just a myth. There is no link between this procedure and obesity.
Also, some people believe that the procedure will change their pet's personality. While neutering will make your pet less aggressive, his personality won't change.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Our veterinarian at Stonebridge Animal Hospital in Mckinney can spay or neuter your pet. Spay & Neuter can help your pet live a long and healthy life. Call us today at (214)-856-7005!