Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

According to a recent report released by the American Humane Society, animal shelters across the country euthanize 2.4 million healthy dogs and cats each year due to pet overpopulation. No one steps forward to adopt these animals in the organization’s time limit and a staff member has to euthanize him or her to make room for other homeless pets. This equates to one healthy animal losing his or her life every 13 seconds in America alone. While this is a sad and frustrating statistic, it’s also preventable with spay or neuter surgery. Neutering a male pet means he can’t impregnate a female while a spay surgery in females renders them infertile.

What Happens During a Spay or Neuter Surgery

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The first step prior to any surgery is a thorough examination of your pet. During surgery our veterinary team carefully monitors your pet’s heart and breathing rate throughout the procedure. We also provide all pet owners with home care instructions once the pet is safely ready to go home with you.

Benefits of Spaying or Neutering

Both dogs and cats can engage in aggressive behavior when they have not yet undergone the procedure. Unneutered pets also spray their urine to claim a territory as their own. This odor is not only extremely unpleasant, it can be difficult to eliminate as well. After surgery, the risk of testicular or prostate cancer in male pets drops significantly as well as females’ risk of developing uterine, ovarian, and mammary gland cancer.

Call us at (518) 828-1622 with any questions you have about spaying or neutering your pets with Mountainview Animal Hospital.

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