Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Spaying or neutering your pet is vital because it helps control the homeless pet crisis and provides your pet with many health and behavioral benefits. Spaying is sterilization used for female pets, and neutering is done on male pets. If you do not plan on breeding your pet, you are highly recommended to have it spayed or neutered. The veterinarian at the Animal Health Center of Land O’ Lakes in Land O’ Lakes, FL, can provide information on the importance of pet sterilization and, when ready, perform the procedure.

Medical Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Sterilizing your pet has many medical and behavioral benefits, including reducing the chance of uterine infections and breast tumors in female pets. In addition, spaying your pet before its first heat yields the best protection from these diseases.

Benefits of neutering your pet may include being less likely to roam and better behavior. In addition, pets may be less aggressive when they have been spayed or neutered. To learn more, speak with your veterinarian to discuss the health and behavioral benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.

When to Take Your Pet to the Veterinarian

The recommended time to spay or neuter your dogs is six to nine months. However, in some cases, healthy puppies as young as eight weeks old can be sterilized. Likewise, spaying or neutering a cat as young as eight weeks is typically safe. To learn more about when to spay or neuter your pet speak with your veterinarian.

Schedule an Appointment with a Land O’ Lakes Veterinarian Today

Spaying or neutering your pet is also more cost-effective because you are not having to spend money taking care of unwanted litter. The veterinarians at the Animal Health Center of Land O’ Lakes in Land O' Lakes, FL are ready to help keep your pet healthy and provide spaying or neutering services. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

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