The Top 3 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Many people mistakenly believe that spaying or neutering a pet can have harmful results. The reality is that you are not only helping to reduce pet over-population when you spay or neuter your pet, but that you are actually helping them live happier and healthier lives. The following are the top three reasons from our New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham for why you should spay or neuter your pet.

Spaying or Neutering is Veterinarian Recommended

Every year we treat pets in our vet clinic with diseases that could have been prevented by simply having a spay or neuter animal surgery. For example, pyrometra is a painful uterine infection which affects female pets but can be prevented by spaying procedures. Mammary cancer is another disease that afflicts female pets that is easily prevented by spaying the pet. Male pets are prone to perianal tumors in addition to testicular or prostate cancer. These diseases can all be prevented by neutering your pet.

When you spay your cat or dog you are giving them the chance to be free from back-to-back pregnancies and all related complications. When spayed, your dog or cat will no longer have a heat cycle, thereby reducing blood stains and frequent urination. Your spayed pet will also be infertile, eliminating the possibility of any painful births.

Pets that have had a spay or neuter animal surgery tend to live longer lives. We see it all the time at our veterinary clinic; spayed and neutered cats and dogs living long and healthy lives versus those who are not. Not only are spayed and neutered pets less prone to certain common diseases, but they are also less prone to injuries that result from mating behaviors.

Serving Durham and Chapel Hill, the New Hope Animal Hospital believes that spaying or neutering your pet is the responsible course of action. As our veterinarians will tell you, spayed and neutered pets are healthier, live longer and are freed from the pain of giving repeated births.

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