Why You Should Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

Your pets are family. You chose them with care. You love them. But most families only want one or two pets and not huge litters that become expensive to manage, entertain, and feed. That is where Grand Park Animal Clinic comes into the picture for Katy, TX residents. We understand why it is so important to spay and neuter your pets to avoid this unpleasant situation and many more.

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What Many People Don’t Realize about Spaying and Neutering Pets

While some people might prefer to break this down into a cats vs. dogs proposition, the truth is that it is easier to explain the necessity for owners to spay and neuter pets in a male vs. female manner.

Spayed female pets enjoy a variety of medical benefits, including the fact that spaying helps to prevent uterine infections and breast tumors. Tumors that are often malignant in up to 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. For this reason, it is best to spay your pet before she goes into her first heat. Female pets also do not go into heat.

Male pets also experience various benefits from being neutered. Neutering can help prevent testicular cancer in male pets and may even prevent prostate problems. Further, male dogs are less likely to roam in search of female companionship when neutered, reducing the risk of traffic injuries and fights with other animals. Neutering pets can also help manage many behavioral problems and reduce aggression.

The bottom line is that the cost of surgery to spay and neuter your pets is far less than the costs of caring for a single unplanned litter. For many pet owners, that is where the answer lies. However, there are more details to work out once you decide to spay or neuter your pet.

Grand Park Animal Clinic is here to help Katy, TX pets and their families find answers to all the burning questions about spaying and neutering pets, including questions about when to see the veterinarian about surgery options, how to prepare your home for after surgery, and what the best age for a specific pet to receive this important surgery may be. Contact us today to learn more.

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