On any given day, more than 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States.
There simply are not enough loving homes for all animals to have a family like yours. When your pet is spayed or neutered, its chances of reproducing are completely eliminated. A spay surgery consists of an ovariohysterectomy, in which the uterus and ovaries are removed from a female pet; a neuter surgery involves castrating your male pet. Once spayed or neutered, your pet will not ever become pregnant or impregnate another animal.
In addition to keeping our community’s stray animal population in check, spaying or neutering your pets will allow them to live longer, healthier lives. Spaying a female pet eliminates her chance of getting reproductive cancers such as uterine or ovarian cancer, since she no longer has these organs. It also reduces her chances of breast cancer.
Female pets also experience bothersome heat cycles if they are not spayed. After surgery, their nervous behavior could be eliminated, and you no longer have to worry about her escaping in search of a mate.
Male pets also experience behavioral improvements when they are neutered, especially when the surgery is performed at a young age. Your male dog or cat is likely to be less aggressive and dominant once neutered. Other behaviors neutered pets tend to forgo include food guarding, urination to mark territory, and constant humping of objects. Your male pet will also be less likely to escape the yard looking for a mate or instigate a fight with another dog or cat.
Spay and Neuter Surgery at Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor
We understand your pet is very much a part of your family. We treat every pet who comes to our clinic with compassion and care. Your pet will be in the good hands of veterinary professionals who have years of experience.
While they know it is not home, we want your pet to be comfortable in our clinic. Our staff members have a gentle, compassionate touch that will put pets at ease before and after spay and neuter surgery procedures.