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Reasons for Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

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Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litter, protect against serious health problems, and may reduce many behavioral issues.

Kittens and puppies sure are cute, but every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized. Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litter, protect against serious health problems, and may reduce many behavioral issues. It is important to educate people on why spay and neuter procedures are essential for responsible pet ownership. There are many reasons for spaying and neutering your pet that will benefit you both. Keep reading to learn more!

Your Pet Will Live Longer

Spaying prevents uterine infections and cancer, which is fatal in dogs and cats. Neutering male pets prevents testicular cancer if done before they are six months old. In addition to preventing disease, spaying and neutering also protect your pet from unwanted and unplanned babies!

Reduces Animal Overpopulation

Most countries have a surplus of homeless pets and are forced to euthanize them or leave them to the elements. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. These high numbers are due to unplanned litters that could have been preventable by spaying and neutering.

Spayed Female Pets Won’t Go into Heat

While cycles can vary, female cats typically go into heat for four to five days every three weeks during mating season. To find a mate, they’ll yowl and urinate more frequently, sometimes all over the house. Female canines go into heat twice yearly for two to four weeks and exhibit undesirable behaviors, including messing around the house.

Spaying and Neutering Your Pet Reduces Behavioral Problems

Un-neutered dogs and felines may mark their territory by spraying urine all over the house. However, neutered pets are much more calm and focus their attention on their human families. So, early neutering may help avoid aggression problems.

Spaying and Neutering Saves You Money

Your pet’s spay or neuter surgery will cost you less than having and caring for a litter of puppies or kittens. It also beats the cost of treatment if your pet runs away and gets injured. The team at Alexander Animal Hospital is happy to prioritize your pet’s health. Contact our team today to learn more about spaying and neutering your pet.

Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital

Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.

We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.

Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment. We’re social! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for all the latest updates!

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