Spay and Neuter From Our Loves Park Vet
At Animal Hospital of Loves Park, our veterinary team provides spay and neuter surgery for dogs and cats alike. If your pet has not yet been spayed or neutered, this is a procedure we typically recommended when pets are just a few months of age and in good health. Still, even if your pet wasn't spayed or neutered as a puppy or kitten, most pets can have this procedure done later in life without any significantly increased risk.
Benefits of Having Your Pet Spayed or Neutered
When you have your pet spayed or neutered, parts of your pet's reproductive system are surgically removed, thus preventing your pet from reproducing at any point in life. In a male pet, this is known as a neuter procedure and the testes are removed. With female pets, the procedure is referred to as a spay and the ovaries are removed.
Why would you want to have your pet spayed or neutered? For starters, animal shelters are already so overcrowded and bringing additional unwanted litters into the world only further crowds them, thus contributing to higher euthanization rates. By having your pet spayed or neutered, you're making the responsible choice in controlling the pet population.
There are also numerous proven health benefits for pets who are spayed or neutered. For instance, both male and female pet that have had this procedure done is at a much lower risk of developing certain types of reproductive cancers. Many pets also have a much better temperament after they have been spayed or neutered. Male pets no longer feel the need to find a mate, so they may be less aggressive and less likely to try and run away from home. Female cats may also be better behaved overall and will never have to endure the pain of pregnancy, labor, or caring for a litter.
Request an Appointment With Our Loves Park Vet Today
These are just a few of the most compelling reasons to have your pet spayed or neutered if you haven't already. If you'd like to find out more about this procedure or would like to schedule a consultation with our Loves Park vet, we encourage you to give us a call at (815) 986-4445.
Is your pet spayed or neutered yet? If not, what's holding you back?