One way we can care for our pets is to make sure we help to reduce pet overpopulation. Reducing unwanted pets and the number of homeless dogs and cats in local animal shelters is important for every community. Every pet deserves a loving home and the excess population of strays hinders that chance. Spaying and neutering can help. At South 40 Veterinary Hospital in College Station, TX, we can explain spaying and neutering further and perform the common procedure onsite.
Why Should You Spay and Neuter Your Pet?
Millions of unwanted puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats are euthanized each year. You can help make a difference in your community by having your pet spayed or neutered.
This common pet surgery helps to prevent unwanted litters of animals. It also helps to control behavioral issues connected with the natural mating instincts of animals as well as offering a shield to protect them from certain health issues. Unless you plan to breed your dog or cat, spaying and neutering is a good idea.
• What is Spaying? – This surgical procedure includes the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes or uterus of a female cat or dog. This will eliminate their heat cycles, which is when they can get pregnant, and reduces undesirable mating behaviors.
• What is Neutering? – This surgical procedure includes the removal of the testes of a male cat or dog to help curb their breeding instinct. This will reduce their tendency to roam in search of a mate, as well as other unwanted male breeding behavioral issues.
When Your Pet Should Be Spayed or Neutered
Our veterinarians here to help you do the best thing for your pet and can advise you when it is the proper time to spay or neuter your cat or dog. While it is typically best to have your pets spayed or neutered at a fairly young age, we can discuss the best timing for your pet’s surgery during your visit to our hospital.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about having your pet spayed or neutered, contact South 40 Veterinary Hospital in College Station, TX, at (979) 977-0711 today. Our team is dedicated to helping you with your decision to spay or neuter your pet and are always here if you need pet surgery or preventative care. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near you, we look forward to assisting you!