For longer, healthier lives

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By spaying or neutering your pet, you ensure they’ll live a longer, healthier life.

A lack of pet spay and neuter can create significant drawbacks for you, your pet, and the overall animal population. Getting a female pet spayed before they reach sexual maturity frees them from stressful heat cycles. In males and females, urine spraying, and marking is either greatly reduced or eliminated from this surgery. Dogs and cats can have numerous litters during their lifetimes and when those litters are not spayed and neutered, thousands of animals are brought into the world. Spaying and neutering reduce the need for animal shelters and gives pets an overall better quality of life. 

Spaying and Neutering Benefits

Your pet receives many medical and behavioral benefits when you get them spayed or neutered.

  1. The likelihood for certain cancers are either reduced or eliminated with pet spay and neuter.
  2. Roaming behavior, when your pet’s natural instinct tells them to wander far and wide searching for a mate, is also either reduced or eliminated. 
  3. Females are less likely to develop breast tumors, which are potentially deadly in many animals.
  4. Males are less likely to develop issues with their prostate gland.
  5. The chance for testicular cancer is eliminated in males.
  6. Less unwanted pregnancies and litter.

Spaying and neutering are routine procedures for us at General Booth Veterinary Hospital.  Our trained and compassionate staff will provide and go over complete discharge instructions for your pet’s continued in-home care after surgery.