Why You Should Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

If you're looking for a way to prevent pet pregnancies, consider spaying or neutering your dog or cat. Altering your new pet can help him or her get a healthy start on life. Pet owners in Katy, TX and the surrounding areas can have their pets altered at Grand Park Animal Clinic where they will receive excellent care. Here are some good reasons to consider altering your pet.

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Improved Health/Longer Lifespan

When cats are spayed early, around 3 to 6 months of age, it virtually eliminates their risk of developing mammary cancer as they grow older. Fixing your cat also prevents uterine infections and cancers. Neutering your male pet reduces his risk of developing testicular and pancreatic cancer. These diseases can be life-threatening to your pet. By protecting your pet against these health risks, you can help extend their lifespans.

Better Behavior

Spayed and neutered pets are often less aggressive than their non-altered counterparts. They’re also less likely to display undesirable behaviors like territory-marking urine spraying, yowling, or bleeding. Your male dog is less likely to run away in search of a mate or get into fights with other dogs or mount everything in sight. Once fixed, your pet may even be more attentive to you as he or she no longer has such a strong desire to mate.

Cost Effective

Spay and neuter surgeries are more cost-effective than caring for a pregnant pet or feeding, housing, and providing vet care for litters of puppies. You may also save a substantial amount of money later down the line in expensive medical treatments as unfixed pets are at greater risk of developing reproductive health issues. To learn more about the cost of these surgeries, talk to our Katy, TX veterinarian.  

Reduces Pet Homelessness and Overpopulation in Animal Shelters

Sadly, many dogs and cats end up living in animal shelters over the years. Conditions are so crowded in some places that animals have to be put to sleep if they’re not adopted. The number of stray animals on the streets is also on the rise in many cities. By altering your pet, you can decrease the number of pets in shelters and on the streets as well as prevent pets from having to be put down due to not finding a home to stay.

See Our Katy, TX Veterinarian for Spay and Neuter Procedures

If you don’t plan on breeding your pet, spay and neuter surgeries provide a practical means of avoiding unexpected and unwanted pregnancies. To schedule spay or neuter surgery for your cat or dog, contact Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX at 281-392-3127. We look forward to meeting all your pet care needs.

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