Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

August 27, 2017

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There are many benefits of spaying and neutering your pets, it is more than a convenience – it is a wise decision for your pet, for you, and for your community.

Good for Your Pet

Spaying your female pet lowers their risk of developing breast cancer, which is fatal in 90% of cats and fatal in 50% of dogs. It also prevents life-threatening uterine infections. For neutered males, the risk of testicular disease is eliminated and prostate diseases are dramatically decreased. Your pet’s quality of life is improved with this simple surgery.

Your spayed or neutered pets are less likely to roam, therefore they are less likely to run away, become injured or end up lost. Spaying and neutering can also prevent fights between pets and between others. Fights can result in deep wounds, infection and injury to you or your pet. Neutered males tend to be less aggressive towards both animals and people, especially if neutered at an early age.

Best of all, your beloved dog or cat’s life can be extended with this simple procedure. It is the best choice for their long term health and happiness.

Good for You

Typically pets which have been spayed or neutered pets are calmer, better behaved and more affectionate than pets that are not altered. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering, especially for male pets. Spayed and neutered pets have fewer tendencies to mark their territory with sprayed urine, which means less cleaning and better sanitary conditions.

A spayed dog or cat no longer experiences her heat cycle which eliminates messy bleeding for dogs and the incessant crying and nervous behavior from cats. You will also face fewer medical bills for illnesses, cancers, and infections for your altered pet.

An affordable spay or neuter surgery at Pets In Stitches is a small, one-time cost compared to the cost of having a litter and ensuring the health of the mother and litter. Several months of pregnancy and another two months of weaning can add up to significant veterinary bills and food costs.

Most importantly, you won’t have to say goodbye to your beloved pet for a very long time.

Good for the Community

Shelters are full of homeless animals, without enough permanent homes for all of them. Every year, three to four million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters nationwide.

Many times, these homeless animals are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Perhaps someone’s pet got out just one time and mated or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good homes failed. The result is homeless, healthy pets that must be euthanized because there are more dogs and cats entering shelters than there are people willing to provide them with loving care.

Spaying and neutering decreases the number of strays, reducing the unnecessary euthanasia of friendly, healthy dogs and cats.

Spaying and neutering your pets is good for your pet, good for you, and good for the community. Now learn why Pets In Stitches is the premier spaying and neutering clinic in the Miami Valley.

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