DVM-SPAYNEUTER-750x871Spaying and neutering your pets is one of the best things that you can do to keep them healthy.

Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to get hurt. You won’t have to worry about your beloved pet roaming around the neighborhood, getting in fights, or even getting hit by a car. These things can happen to any pet but are much more common with pets that are not fixed.

Fixed pets are also healthier. Males that aren’t neutered are more likely to get prostate cancer while females that aren’t spayed are more likely to get breast cancer. Females can also get a deadly disease called pyometra if they get pregnant. Their uterus fills up with infection, making them very ill.

If you don’t spay or neuter your pet, you are going to add to the overpopulation of pets. Too many pets from unexpected litters don’t have homes. Many pets are euthanized at shelters because they can’t find a home. Be a responsible pet owner and get your pet fixed today.

Many people worry about spaying and neutering their pets. Though it does require surgery and anesthesia, it is really a safe procedure to have done. Many pets are spayed and neutered without problems. Your pet may be a little groggy for a day or two. The worst part will be having to keep your pet still for a few days during the recovery period.

You should get your pet fixed as early as possible. Most veterinarians recommend having the surgery done when your pet is around six months of age, though there are studies showing that it may be beneficial to wait until after a female has had a heat cycle, especially in larger breeds.

If you have any questions about spaying and neutering, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (562) 427-2889.