SPAYING & NEUTERING
As a pet owner, one of the most important decisions you can make is to spay or neuter your dog or cat. These procedures will effectively sterilize your pets to prevent unexpected pregnancies and undesirable behavior. As soon as you become a pet owner, it’s a good idea to call a trusted spay and neuter clinic in Surrey to discuss when to plan the procedure.
Benefits of Spaying
Having your female pets spayed can actually be beneficial to their health. Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine infections and breast tumors, which are often cancerous. Unspayed pets can go into heat, causing them to yowl more frequently and spray urine indiscriminately. Sterilizing your female dogs and cats prevents this behavior, which is more than enough reason for most pet owners.
Benefits of Neutering
Similar to female animals, neutering your male pets can help prevent certain health problems such as testicular cancer. Unneutered pets are more likely to try and mark their territory by urinating around the house.
While dogs are traditionally spayed or neutered between the ages six and nine months, puppies as young as eight weeks can also be sterilized, provided they are healthy. It’s normal for cats to be spayed or neutered around the time they turn eight weeks old to prevent generally undesirable behavior such as urine spraying.
Why It Matters
Pet overpopulation is an ongoing concern in BC and unplanned litters can contribute to the problem while increasing your responsibility as an owner. That’s why we recommend spaying and neutering your pets unless you are planning to let them breed.
If you have questions about spaying and neutering your pets or would like to request an appointment, contact High Point Animal Hospital in Surrey today!
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