Why We Spay and Neuter Dogs and Cats in Monroe, MI
Spay and neuter surgeries are the most common routine surgeries we provide at our clinic, and for good reason. While it’s perfectly natural for dogs and cats to want to breed, the numerous litters they’re capable of producing during their lifetime can lead to severe crowding in animal shelters and many stray dogs and cats braving the elements. We want better for the animals of Monroe and surrounding communities, and for families to have happy, healthy companions that are not at risk of becoming pregnant, or impregnating other dogs/cats. Spaying and neutering pets solves multiple problems at once.
The Primary Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Dogs and Cats
There are several things spaying and neutering can do to contribute to the health and longevity of pets.
- Prevents unwanted litters
- Ends the heat cycle once and for all
- Reduces their risk of developing mammary gland tumors later
- Prevents ovarian and uterine cancers
- Prevents pyometra, a life-threatening uterine infection
- Reduces/eliminates roaming, vocalizing, and general agitation associated with being in heat
- Reduces or even eliminates agitation and aggression when females are in heat
- Can reduce the male’s desire to roam in search of a mate
- Prevents testicular cancer and reduces chances for prostate problems
- Reduces or eliminates urine spraying/marking and desire to mount other dogs/cats
Why Dogs and Cats Need to be Spayed and Neutered at a Certain Time
Timing plays an important role in spaying and neutering pets. Spaying/neutering too soon can affect an animal’s growth rate, which is fueled by sex hormones. Spaying/neutering too late, on the other hand, can increase your pet’s risk for certain reproductive cancers. This is why you need to speak directly with your veterinarian to find out when your pet should undergo their spay/neuter surgery. Their breed, age, and overall health will help us figure out the best time for spaying or neutering your pet.
For more information, give us a call at (734) 384-0812!