Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

If you have welcomed a new animal companion in your home, you will need to take steps to keep it healthy. One important part of this is having your pet spayed or neutered. At Pine Castle Animal Care Center in Orlando, FL, our veterinarians provide spay and neuter services. While pet surgery may scare you as a pet owner, these procedures are routine, safe, and important. Here are some reasons why your pet should be spayed or neutered.

Medical Benefits

Spaying and neutering not only prevent unwanted pregnancies, but also protect your pet’s health. Sterilizing your pet reduces the chances of reproductive cancers, like ovarian, testicular, and uterine cancer. Additionally, spaying reduces the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for your female pets.

Spaying and neutering also reduce the risks of infections from other animals. Since sterilized pets are unlikely to wander away looking for mating partners, the chance of contracting infectious diseases is greatly minimized. As a result of spaying or neutering your pet, it can live a longer, healthier life.

Behavioral Benefits

While frequencies can vary, female pets can go into heat for three to five days every three weeks during the breeding season. In a bid to attract mates, they can urinate and frequently yowl, becoming a nuisance. On the other hand, unsterilized males have a tendency to escape from home as they look for mating partners. Once they roam, they increase their risks of injuries and contracting infections.

Spaying and neutering your pets keep your pet’s behavior in check. Your male pets won’t roam or mount on other animals and objects. Similarly, your spayed female pet is unlikely to yowl or urinate around the house.

Save Money

The cost of having your pet spayed or neutered at our animal hospital is far less than the cost of caring for a litter. It also prevents you from spending money on costly treatments for reproductive cancers.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Orlando, FL for Spay and Neuter Services

If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, our vet will ensure that it is healthy enough for the procedure. At Pine Castle Animal Care Center, we will guide you through the procedure and answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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