At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, BC, Canada, we commonly perform spay and neuter procedures. Spaying and neutering is recommended for dogs and cats for several reasons. This procedure/surgery is even required by some communities and municipalities. Thankfully, it is a fairly safe and simple procedure. Each veterinarian on our team has extensive training as can help to keep your pet safe. Spaying and neutering offers both health benefits and behavioral benefits.
Spay and neuter can be an important procedure/surgery for the health of your pet. It is very safe in terms of surgery and it is quite common. It can eliminate the worry of surprise litters in female pets and can help keep the population of feral pets low.
Neutering is done on male dogs and cats. It involves removing the animal's testicles. This procedure is usually performed when the dog or cat is young.
Spaying is done on female dogs and cats. Spaying involves removing the animal's ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. This is a slightly more complex procedure than neutering, but it is still very safe.
Spay/Neuter Health Benefits
Spaying and neutering offers numerous health benefits. Fixing an animal can help decrease the risk that he will develop cancer. Male animals will have a less risk of developing prostate or testicular cancer. Female animals will be at a lessened risk of developing uterine cancer or ovarian cancer. Of course, female animals will also no longer be at risk of getting pregnant.
Spay/Neuter Behavior Benefits
Spaying and neutering animals also offers behavioral benefits. Male animals will be much less aggressive and territorial. They will not pursue female animals like they would if they were not fixed.
Female animals will not go into heat. This will prevent them from seeking out male animals like they would if they were not spayed. Spaying a female animal will also prevent the aggressive behavior that female dogs and cats in heat sometimes display.
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If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, we at Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, BC, Canada, is here for you. We also offer a selection of veterinary treatments in addition to our spaying and neutering procedures. You can give us a call if you'd like to learn more about the veterinary services we offer. Call us at (604) 536-3131 for more information