Pets are often considered to be part of the family. Some people look at their pets as children. Because pets play such an important part in their owners’ lives, it is important that they be taken care of accordingly.
Research shows that pets who receive regular veterinary care live longer, healthier lives. Pets can suffer from many of the safe ailments as their human counterparts such as: infections, cancers and broken bones. And they require proper treatment. Annual vaccines, flea prevention, dog dental work and feline grooming are just a few everyday services that veterinarians provide.
But one of the strong services a pet owner can have done is to spay (for females) or neuter (for males) their pets.
Why Spay and Neuter Your Pets?
Every year millions of unwanted strays are put to sleep. These deaths and millions more unhappy pet lives could be avoided by spaying and neutering.
The importance of spaying and neutering your pet can not be denied. Research shows that spaying helps prevent uterine infections in female pets. It also helps prevent breast cancer, which is fatal in nearly 50% of dogs and 90% of females. And if performed before the pet reaches six months old, neutering your male pet helps prevent testicular cancer.
Having your pet spay or neutered also offers behavioral benefits. Studies show neutered dogs and cats are less likely to run away from home. Spayed and neutered pets have been shown to be easier to train, less distracted and less aggressive than those who are not.
The benefits of spaying your pet and the benefits of neutering your pet, outweigh any costs associated with the surgery. In fact, the cost of having the procedure done is far less the the cost one would have to take on in order to raise a litter of puppies or kittens. Finding an affordable spay and neuter clinic proves simple with so many options today. And compared with other services you could pay for for your pet, spaying and neutering is among the most significant. Would you rather pay for a dog dental and make sure your pet has nice smelling breath, or schedule an appointment to have him neutered and ensure there are no unwanted puppies, cancer threats or shortened life spans?
Another benefit of the procedures? They are painless for your pets, since the surgery is performed while the pet is under general anesthesia. The recovery time is relatively short, just long enough for incisions to close up and stitches to be removed.
Scheduling a dog dental or buying special food for your feline friend aren’t the only ways to take care of your pet. Give them a service that will help protect and extend their lives in a significant way. Don’t question why you should spay and neuter your pets. The benefits are too numerous to overlook.
Schedule an appointment now and help your pet live a longer, happier, healthier life!