When you adopt a pet, it is your responsibility to keep it happy and healthy. One way to keep your pet healthy and help it live a long life is to have it spayed or neutered at White Marsh Animal Hospital in White Marsh, MD.
What Are Spaying and Neutering?
Spaying and neutering are the surgical sterilization procedures used on some pets. Female pets are spayed. During the procedure, the veterinarian will remove your pet's uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes. After the surgery, your pet will not be able to get pregnant, which helps control the local pet population. Male pets are neutered, and it involves the veterinarian removing your pet's testicles. After the procedure, your pet will not be able to impregnate female animals, which also helps control the pet population.
The Health Benefits of Spaying
When you have your female pet spayed, the risk of her developing ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and cancer of the Fallopian tubes is eliminated. The procedure can also reduce the risk of breast cancer.
The Health Benefits of Neutering
When you have your male pet neutered, the risk of him developing testicular cancer is eliminated. The procedure can also reduce the risk of your pet developing prostate issues, including prostate cancer.
The Other Benefits of Spaying
When female pets are in heat, they will yowl and cry, trying to attract a mate. It is not uncommon for a pet to try to escape your home to find a mate, resulting in the animal getting lost or seriously injured. When you have your pet spayed, she will not go into heat, preventing these annoying issues that go along with it. In addition, female dogs will not menstruate, and you will not need to worry about finding drops of blood around the house.
The Benefits of Neutering
Male pets do crazy things to find a mate, such as crying and yowling. Your pet may also try to run away looking for a mate, and he can get lost or become seriously injured. Having your pet neutered will stop this behavior. Male dogs that are not neutered tend to urinate in the house to mark their territory. Some male pets calm down a bit after the procedure, which can make life in your home easier.
Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered in White Marsh, MD
If you adopt a pet and it is not yet spayed or neutered, schedule an appointment with Dr. Brennan or Dr. Danna at White Marsh Animal Hospital. It is best to have your pet spayed or neutered when it is young but the procedures can be done at almost any age. Call our team today at (410) 335-8400 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.