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4 Great Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pets

Spay or Neuter Your Pets

As a pet owner, you’ll make many important decisions concerning your pets’ health. Spaying or neutering your pets is one of those decisions. Spay & neuter procedures help prevent unwanted pregnancies and protect your pets’ health. If you live in Summerfield or the surrounding areas, you can have your dog or cat spayed or neutered at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt. There are four great reasons to get your pets spayed or neutered.

Lifelong Health Benefits

Spaying your female pet can protect her against breast cancer and uterine infections, which can be fatal to dogs and cats. For optimum protection, your pet should be spayed before her first heat. Neutering your male pet prevents him from developing testicular cancer.

Improved Behavior

Intact male dogs can be quite intense when searching for a mate. They may dig under fences to escape from home, start fights with other dogs, and even risk running through traffic to reach a female. Neutering your male dog can help curtail aggressive behavior and keep his attention focused more on you. In fact, spayed and neutered pets are more conscious of their human family, making it easier for you to bond with them.

Reduced Pet Population

Spay & neuter procedures help reduce the population of stray animals in your community. Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized annually, or roam the streets as strays, due to unplanned pets pregnancies and births. If you’re not interested in caring for baby pets, spaying or neutering your dog or cat is the responsible thing to do. Ask your Summerfield veterinarian when would be the best time to spay or neuter your kit or pup so you can plan ahead.

Cost Effective Choice

Having your pets spayed or neutered is less expensive than raising a litter of baby kittens or puppies, taking into consideration the cost of food, vaccinations, parasite control, grooming services, etc.

Talk to Your Summerfield Veterinarian about Spay & Neuter Procedures 

To schedule an appointment for spay/neuter surgery, contact The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield at (336) 643-2229 today.


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