Why You Should Spay your Pets

Everyone knows that part of being a responsible pet owner is spaying your pets, especially if your dog or cat is around other pets. Many people don’t know why it’s so important to take this step, or why animal shelters make it a point to ensure all their animals are spayed.

With World Spay Day happening on the last Tuesday of February, learn more about the spay process and why it’s necessary.

Spaying your female pet involves your vet removing their reproductive organs surgically. The pet will no longer be able to reproduce and it eliminates their heat cycle. This is helpful for stray animals as it slows down over-producing. This process also provides you and your pet with multiple benefits.

The Benefits

Longer Life
Spaying your dog actually helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. These medical issues can be caused by a uterus. These issues can be reoccurring and even cause more serious illnesses in the long run. At the end of the day, spaying your dog can help them live a healthier life!

Behavior Benefits
Spaying your dog allows for a calmer behavior and demeanor. Dogs are very instinctive animals and will try to find a mate if they aren’t spayed or neutered. Keeping them calm can come in handy if you have kids or plan to add more pets to the family. This is not a quick fix for all behavioral problems, so you should talk to your vet about all your options.

When is the Best Time?
The best time to spay or neuter your dog is around 6 to 9 months. For cats, the best time is around 5 months. For both, it’s possible to spay them as adults, but it does increase the risk of complications.

Spaying your dog or cat is extremely important, not only to stop overpopulation, but to keep your pets healthy, happy and safe. To learn more about our spaying services, contact our team today!