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IS SPAY AND NEUTER MONTH!
10% off either procedure for cats and dogs!
Did you know that cats, can get pregnant as early as five months old?! And dogs not far behind...By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control overpopulation, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying and neutering your animals.
Medical benefits include:
Female pets can live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
Your spayed female pet won't go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house! Messy heat cycles in females and attracting unwanted males.
Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems.
Behavioral benefits include:
Frustration in resisting the natural urge to mate. Your companion will be less distracted, more easily trained, and a more contented member of your family. Altering excess hormonal production decreases the animal's need to roam in search of a mate, essentially decreasing the chances that your pet will become lost, get into fights with other animals or be hit by a car.
Your dog might be less likely to mount other dogs, people and inanimate objects after he’s neutered. Some aggression problems may be avoided by early neutering. Can reduce the tendency to bite. However, your pet will still be protective of his home and family even after being altered. Aggression is different from protectiveness.
The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is far less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. The extra expense for food or veterinary care in the event of an unexpected litter of puppies or kittens.
Many communities offer lower licensing fees and other benefits for spayed or neutered companion animals.