Are you looking for great Spay & Neuter services for your pet? A highly qualified veterinarian at Quartz Hill Veterinary Clinic can help you out. Keep reading for more information about our spay and neuter services for animals.
What Are Spay & Neuter Services?
Spay and neuter surgeries are procedures to remove the reproductive organs of male and female cats and dogs. Spaying, also called an ovariohysterectomy, is the removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries of female cats and dogs. Neutering, otherwise known as an orchiectomy, is the removal of the testicles from male dogs and cats.
Both cats and dogs can start reproducing between the ages of 6 to 9 months from birth. If you can, try to bring your cat or dog in at these ages to get spayed or neutered. You can avoid many health and behavioral issues when you get your pets spayed or neutered early on.
Benefits of Spay & Neuter
There are many benefits to getting your pet spayed or neutered. Overpopulation of cats and dogs roaming the streets is an issue, and can be reduced when you get your animal neutered or spayed. Because of this, many animals end up euthanized or crowded into shelters.
When female cats are mature enough, they go in heat every few weeks. Anxiety, short-temperedness, and loud yowling can be associated with heat. These unpleasant behaviors can be avoided when you get your female cat spayed.
Diseases, infection, and dangerous pregnancies can also be avoided by spaying your pet. The occurrence of mammary cancer in female dogs is lowered when they are spayed.
Male cats and dogs display aggressive behaviors when seeking a mate, such as fighting with other male animals, and marking their territory by spraying their territory, inside and out. The behaviors can be reduced by neutering your male cat or dog.