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Spays and Neuters
Spays and Neuters
Spaying is a surgical procedure where both the ovaries and the uterus (reproductive organs) are completely removed from a female animal. It can also be referred to as an “ovariohysterectomy”. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Neutering is a surgical procedure where both the testicles (reproductive organs) are removed from a male animal. Proper pain management, ie anesthesia, injectable pain medications, are used during the procedure to make the animal as comfortable as possible.
Advantages to spaying/neutering your pet(s) are numerous.
Neutered male dogs live 18% longer than un-neutered male dogs. (per USA Today – May 2013)
Spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs. (per USA Today – May 2013)
Unaltered pets can have the urge to roam which increases their exposure to fights with other animals, getting hit by cars, and other mishaps.
Reduces the risk of certain types of cancers. Unspayed female cats/dogs have a greater chance of developing pyometra (a uterine infection), uterine cancer, and other reproductive system cancers.
If females are spayed before their first heat, evidence indicates they are typically healthier.
Neutered males have a lower chance of developing testicular and prostate cancer.
Unneutered/spayed dogs are more prone to urine marking (lifting their leg) than neutered dogs.
With cats, neutering solves 70 percent of all marking issues, even in cats that have been doing it for a while. It can also minimize howling, the urge to roam, and fighting with other cats.
Excessive barking, mounting and other dominance related issues can be improved with spaying/neutering your pet.
Spaying/neutering will contribute to the prevention of dog/cat overpopulation.
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