Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

When a pet undergoes a spay or neuter operation, it means that a pet is no longer able to make babies. There are many reasons to get your pet neutered by a veterinarian near me and you. Wooded Acres Animal Hospital in Middle Island, NY takes a closer look at those reasons.

Helps Make Your Pet Healthier

Getting your pet spayed or neutered is one of the best preventative pet care steps you can take. Your pets will no longer be at risk of getting some cancers. Female dogs and cats will not be at risk from common and potentially deadly uterine infections. If female puppies are spayed before their first heat, they have almost no chance of developing mammary tumors.

Helps Your Pet Live Longer

Many studies have shown that dogs and cats that get spayed or neutered at an animal hospital live longer. This may be partly because they can no longer get cancers of the reproductive organs, but also because they are less likely to escape the home to roam the neighborhood looking for mates. During these travels, they are vulnerable to traffic accidents and fights with other animals.

Improved Behavior

Dogs that are spayed or neutered often pay more attention to their owners, making training easier to do. Males of all species tend to become less aggressive when neutered, making them more predictable and dependable to be around. Cats that are neutered before six months old do not start spraying the home with urine because they do not have the chemical drive to mark territory.

Helps Reduce the Homeless Pet Population

Even if you can find homes for all of the babies, you cannot guarantee what the people will do with those babies in years to come. They may wind up surrendered to shelters. In an average year, 1.5 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters across America.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Middle Island, NY

If you have further questions about the benefits of a spay or neuter operation for your pet and live in the Middle Island NY area, contact Wooded Acres Animal Hospital at (631) 760-1554 to make an appointment today.


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  • "We have two cats and we have been taking them to wooded acres for few years and never had a problem. We even boarded them for a week when we went to florida to visit my son. Our cats are always treated very well when they are there. The doctors and the staff are excellent. I would recommend this animal hospital to anyone because they do there job and they care about your babies."
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