Why Spay or Neuter Pets?

Chapel Hill Veterinarian Tells Why Spay or Neuter Pets

Pets are family, and just like all family members, they deserve the best possible medical care. You’ll find this care with our veterinarian here at New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham, also serving Chapel Hill. One of the most valuable things you can do for your pet’s health and well-being is to have your trusted Durham vet perform a spay or neuter surgery. Why? Read on!

The Health Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery

When your female pet is spayed, otherwise called an ovariohysterectomy, her female reproductive organs are completely removed, which prevents ovarian and uterine cancer from ever developing. It also significantly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. When your male pet is neutered, otherwise called castration, his testicles are removed, eliminating the chance he’ll ever develop testicular cancer.

The Behavior Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery

Not only does spaying and neutering make for a more pleasant pet to be around, these surgeries can literally save your pet’s life! For you, you’ll see little or no more spraying or marking in males, and reduction in aggression in both males and females. The tendency to roam in search of willing partners is also reduced – a behavior that can result in tragedy such as being hit by a car or deadly encounters with wild animals.

Your Contribution to Animal Welfare

Animal shelters in our Durham and Chapel Hill areas are filled to the brim, and homeless pets wander our streets scrounging for food and seeking shelter. The reason? Litter after litter of puppies and kittens that go unwanted due to myriad reasons including cost, time to care for them, and unavailability of homes. Spayed and neutered pets do not add to this heartbreak.

Spay and Neuter Surgery

The superior talent and experience of our vet and staff ensure that your pet will have the safest possible experience during these surgeries. We use pet-proven anesthesia and monitor your pet throughout the procedure performed in our ultra-modern surgical suite.

So do the very best you can for your pet and call our veterinarian in Chapel Hill today.

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  • "Dr. Windram is such a great veterinarian! He always takes the time to follow up visits with a call, and is so patient with my high-stress, vet-anxious dog. I only wish I could get this kind of medical care for myself!"
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  • "I've been going here for about 4 years with my dog. The staff is kind and loving towards the animals and very friendly and professional."
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  • "Our dogs have gone here for nearly a year now and all the doctors and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. Great clinic all around."
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  • "Dr. Bush is the most amazing and thorough veterinarian I have ever encountered. She is a true professional and cares equally for both her patients as well as their owners."
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  • "My pets have been cared for by the folks at New Hope for years now. Best vet practice in Durham hands down!"
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