Importance of spaying and neutering your pet

Importance of spaying and neutering your pet

The Importance of Spaying & Neutering Your Pet

Adopting a pet is a big responsibility. Your pets depend on you for food, care, and love. They also rely on you for their medical treatment. One important medical procedure you should consider when your pets are still young is having them spayed or neutered by a veterinarian at Augusta Ranch Animal Hospital in Mesa, AZ. There are several ways that your pet can benefit from spaying or neutering.

What Is Spaying & Neutering?

Female pets are spayed. It is a surgical procedure where the veterinarian removes your pet's ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the uterus. Male pets are neutered. During this surgical procedure, the vet would surgically remove your pet's testicles.

The Benefits of Spay & Neuter

The main benefit of having your pet spayed or neutered is that males cannot impregnate a female dog, and a female dog cannot get pregnant. This helps to control the pet population. There are also physical and behavioral benefits that are associated with these procedures.

Male pets who are neutered are protected against testicular cancer. It can also prevent prostate issues.

If a female is spayed before her first heat, it can prevent uterine infections. She will also be protected against breast tumors, which are very common in female cats and dogs.

Female pets yowl when they go into heat to attract males. They also tend to urinate in the house. If you have your female pet spayed, she won't go into heat, which will prevent the issues associated with going into heat.

A male's behavior will change after being neutered. Your male pet will no longer try to mount people or animate objects. Also, male pets tend to try to get out in search of a female mate around the neighborhood. When your pet has been neutered, this won't be an issue. This will prevent him from getting lost or getting hit by a car.

Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered in Mesa, AZ

It is best to have your pet spayed or neutered between the ages of six months and one year old. Our veterinarians at Augusta Ranch Animal Hospital can perform this procedure in the office on an outpatient basis. Call us today at (480) 380-6710 to schedule an appointment.

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