As a pet owner, there are different decisions you'll need to make for the optimum health of your pet. One of the more important of these decisions is the decision to spay & neuter your dog or cat. Spaying and neutering is the term used to describe the surgical procedure that removes the reproductive organs in cats and dogs. A spay removes the ovaries in a female cat or dog while a neuter removes the testicles in a male cat or dog. Such surgical removal can be scary for the pet owner but rest assured that this is a very low-risk procedure that can bring forth some really big benefits for your Sherwood, AR, pets.
If you are looking for spay & neuter for your pet, a “veterinarian near me” on our veterinary team at North Hills Animal Hospital is here to help.
What Are the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet?
Here are some of the benefits of spaying or neutering your pets:
● Population Control: Certainly, a number one reason why we recommend spay & neuter is to control the overall pet population. Without spay and neuter, we could have a massive problem with unwanted dogs and cats roaming the streets, spreading diseases, and dying early, painful deaths outdoors.
● Better Individual Health Outcomes: There are better health outcomes for spayed and neutered cats and dogs. Such benefits include the reduced risk of reproductive types of cancers and related health conditions.
● Individual Behavioral Improvements: Spay & neuter procedures have also been linked to positive behavioral changes in both cats and dogs. For male cats and dogs, removing the sex organs and hormones reduces their desire to mark. For pets of both sexes, spaying and neutering can help reduce aggressive, territorial, and wandering behaviors. Reducing this last risk, the risk of wandering or roaming, is significant as pets who consistently get out of their homes and yards run a large risk of becoming lost, injured, and even dying due to incidents like fatal car encounters.
Get Spay & Neuter from a Veterinarian
If you are ready to see the above benefits in your own pet, contact our team today to learn more about this surgical procedure and to schedule your pet's visit. A “veterinarian near me” on our team at North Hills Animal Hospital in Sherwood, AR, is here to help. Call us at (501) 835-3577 for more information.