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How Spaying & Neutering Keeps Pets Happy & Healthy

Spaying and neutering pets keeps them healthy and happy. They are at a decreased risk of infection, cancer, and other illnesses and diseases. They are also less likely to display behavioral issues. If your pet isn’t spayed or neutered, keep reading to learn more about the benefits and then contact your veterinarian to schedule an appointment. 

Improved Health & Wellness

Spaying your cat or dog reduces their risk of uterine infections as well as uterine and breast cancer. Neutering your dog prevents testicular cancer. Pets that are spayed or neutered tend to have longer lifespans, as they are at lower risk of injury, infection, illness, and disease. 

Safe & Sound

Pets that are in heat or are searching for a mate will do everything they can to escape your home or yard. While out roaming, your pet is at risk of getting into fights with other animals and developing injuries and infections. They are also at risk of being hit by a car, taken to an animal shelter, or taken in by new owners. When you spay or neuter your pet, you have a much higher chance of keeping them safe and sound at home.

Well-Behaved Pets

The older your pet gets before being spayed or neutered, the more likely they are to develop permanent behavioral issues. Cats and dogs will spray inside and outside your home with urine to mark their territory. They will also act aggressive to other animals that look like a threat. Male dogs that aren’t neutered may try to mount or hump other animals, humans, or inanimate objects. Cats in heat will yowl constantly, and dogs in heat will make messes.

Call your veterinarian today to make an appointment to discuss spaying or neutering your pet.