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Pet Spay & Neuter

Here at Bowdon Animal Hospital, spaying your pet early on provides the best protection against diseases such as uterine infections and malignant or cancerous breast tumors. Read below for more information.

pet spay and neuter
Kimberly Green

Pet Spay & Neuter

Spay and neuter surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed on pets, and for good reason. It is extremely beneficial not only for the health of your cat or dog, but also for controlling pet overpopulation. Because of overcrowding in shelters, far too many otherwise healthy pets from unwanted litters are euthanized. Spay and neuter surgery can help to slow this trend. Furthermore, the surgery has numerous health benefits that can help your pet live a longer, healthier life.

What Are the benefits of spaying/neutering my pet?

Spaying and neutering your pet benefits him or her in a variety of ways, both physically and behaviorally. Here are some key advantages:

  • Neutered dogs and cats are much less inclined to try to escape in search of a mate.
  • Spayed dogs and cats no longer experience heat cycles, which can be frustrating for your pet. (And you, too!)
  • Neutered cats and dogs no longer exhibit urine marking or mounting behaviors, and are usually less aggressive.
  • Spayed cats and dogs have a significantly reduced risk of developing mammary gland tumors later in life, a diagnosis that can often be fatal.
  • Neutered dogs and cats have a reduced risk of developing prostate problems.
  • Spayed dogs and cats can no longer develop uterine, ovarian, or cervical cancers, or pyometra, a serious uterine infection.
  • Neutered cats and dogs have no chance of developing testicular cancer.