Spay and Neuter
It’s impossible to say how many animal lives have been saved or improved thanks to spaying and neutering, but we know the number is high! That’s why we recommend spay and neuter surgeries for our patients—by helping them, we’re also helping other dogs and cats. In Orlando as well as other cities around the country, stray animal overpopulation is still a concern. When animals are healthy and happy, their community is happy and healthy, too.
How Spaying and Neutering Helps Pets
Your pet’s spay or neuter surgery has a greater effect than you might realize.
- The more pets that are spayed and neutered, the fewer unwanted pregnancies there will be. Many shelters and rescues are overcrowded due to so many litters being born.
- It benefits your pet directly by reducing their chances of developing cancer later in life. Females may otherwise be prone to breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Likewise, males that are not neutered have a higher risk for testicular cancer.
- Pyometra is a serious condition that can affect non-spayed female dogs and cats. It is a bacterial infection caused by a hormonal imbalance that can be deadly if it isn’t treated quickly.
- Male and female pets can also show improved behavior after their surgery. Male dogs are less prone to aggression and urine spraying/marking. Both males and females are also less likely to go roaming around outside to find a mating partner, which can put their safety at risk.