Spaying and neutering your pet is a responsible decision that provides many benefits. At Jog Lantana Animal Clinic we offer a free office visit with every spay or neuter procedure! The pet homelessness crisis is very real and we want to do our part in combating it. By spaying or neutering your pet you are ensuring that your male pets cannot impregnate other pets or strays and your female pets do not become accidentally pregnant.
There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying or neutering your pet! Medically, your spaying your female pets helps to prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Neutering your male pet will prevent the development of testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
Behaviorally, spaying and neutering your pet can provide many benefits:
The heat cycle of female cats is 4 to 5 days every three weeks and during this time your cat will yowl and urinate more frequently in order to attract mates. Not only is this behavior undesirable but it will also attract unaltered stray male cats to your yard and cause potential fights. Therefore, spaying your cat will prevent many headaches and unwanted urinating all over your house.
For intact male dogs, neutering is a very good way to inhibit their instinct to roam away from home. Unaltered males will roam far and wide in search of a mate, this means your pet could wander away from home and risk getting hit by a car, stolen or getting into fights with other animals.
Intact male cats and dogs are also more likely to have behavioral issues such as marking their territory, mounting other dogs, people or inanimate objects and intensified aggression. By neutering your pet you help to eliminate these behaviors and temper any potential aggression problems related to territory and dominance.
Please give us a call today to discuss the benefits of spaying and neutering your pet!
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