You love your dog or cat and you want them to live a long and healthy life. One way to ensure this is through regular, preventative veterinary care appointments. It's also important to keep up on their shots.
Another way to make sure your animal is healthy is to spay or neuter them. There are many reasons why these procedures benefit your dog or cat, aside from population control. Getting your dog or cat spayed, for example, can greatly reduce the risks of developing breast cancer and uterine infections. These serious health problems are a common cause of death in both dogs and cats. Many pet owners are not aware of the risks associated with not spaying or neutering their pets.
Neutering your male pet has numerous health benefits, such as preventing testicular cancer. As you can see, it's not just about preventing unwanted litters. Pets that are spayed or neutered live longer and have fewer illnesses and diseases.
Your pet is more likely to wander off or get lost if it isn't spayed or neutered. This behavior is common in pets searching for a mate. They are less likely to get out and not come home if they are spayed or neutered.
Other behaviors that are reduced include urinating in the home, aggressive behavior and the unpleasant side effects of your female pet going into heat every few months.
This procedure is simple, safe and recovery is quick. You can bring your pet to your local veterinary hospital and the procedure will be done either the same day or the next day. In many cases, your pet will go home with you that same day. Recovery time takes several days, but your pet should bounce back from the surgery quickly. It's important to follow aftercare instructions thoroughly.
If you are a pet owner in the Windsor area, contact Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital to learn more about our spay and neuter services. We also offer complete and comprehensive services for your dog or cat, including immunizations, preventative care, and emergency care. Call us today at 970-674-5105.
This is a quality veterinary hospital and boarding facility. It is nice to board at a relatively small facility where the staff actually get to know your pets.
- Brian G. / Windsor, CO
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