Should you spay or neuter your pet?
Unless you have adopted your dog or cat specifically for breeding, it is very important to spay or neuter your pet. Not only does spaying or neutering your pet keep them from creating more animals that need loving families, it is also important for their health. The following is a list from our veterinary clinic in North Bellmore of a few of the many reasons to spay or neuter your pet:
#1. Your pet may live longer and be healthier.
Spaying or neutering your pet can reduce or eliminate their risk for many ailments. Spaying your female pet before she starts her first heat cycle will help to prevent many health issues, including breast cancer and uterine infections. Neutering your male pet eliminates his risk for developing testicular cancer.
#2. It can help with behavioral issues.
Because unneutered males are focused on extending their lines, they are likely to mark their territory all over your house. Some aggression problems can also be a result of not neutering your male pet, and many unneutered dogs become escape artists. Neutered males, on the other hand, can focus more on their families and tend to behave better.
#3. It prevents your female pet from going into heat.
When your female pet is trying to attract a male, she will probably urinate more frequently (possibly even all over your house) and yowl loudly, and this can last for four or five days. Spaying your female pet will prevent her from going into heat.