What You Should Know About Spay and Neuter in Excelsior
February is Spay and Neuter Awareness Month. And here at Animal Farm Pet Hospital, we would like to take it as an opportunity to educate area pet parents on the importance of spay and neuter in Excelsior and the nearby communities.
Did you know that more than 6 million dogs and cats end up in American shelters each year? Or that more than a million are ultimately euthanized because they are not adopted?
As a responsible pet owner, having your furry friend spayed or neutered is the best way to prevent them from contributing to the already overwhelming number of homeless pets. These common procedures can extend your pet’s life, too, and protect them from a number of serious illnesses.
The Benefits of Having Your Pet Spayed or Neutered
Spaying and neutering prevent pregnancy. They also prevent serious illnesses, including some types of cancer. When you have your pet spayed, you eliminate the possibility of her ever developing uterine or ovarian cancer. Spaying also prevents a potentially deadly uterine infection called pyometra and decreases an animal’s likelihood of developing mammary cancer or tumors.
Neutering male pets means they will never get testicular cancer. It also makes them much less susceptible to prostate problems.
Endocrine disorders, including diabetes, are less common among spayed and neutered pets, too. In addition, having your pet altered may provide behavioral benefits. Because spayed females do not experience heat cycles, they are less likely to roam or yowl or spray urine to attract a mate. Neutered males are less likely to wander and howl, too, and are often less aggressive than their intact counterparts.
Spay and Neuter in Excelsior
For spay and neuter in Excelsior and the surrounding communities, trust Animal Farm Pet Hospital. When you choose us for your pet’s procedure, your fur baby will be treated like a member of our own family. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us today!