Properly caring for a pet includes spaying or neutering him or her to prevent unwanted offspring and to keep him or her healthier. Spaying or neutering has several benefits for pets, including helping them live longer. Here are some of the benefits to having your pet spayed or neutered at the animal hospital in Leawood, KS.
Females are Healthier
When a female dog or cat is spayed, it can keep her healthy because she will experience fewer urinary tract infections. It can also prevent breast tumors, which are malignant in 90% of cats and half of all dogs. Spaying will also prevent her from going into heat, which will attract males from the neighborhood, especially cats, and lead to fights on your property.
Prevents Males Roaming
When you have a dog neutered at the animal hospital, it will prevent him from trying to escape and look for females with which to mate. This means he will be safer because he will not try to run away, get hit by cars, or get caught by animal control. Neutered animals are also better behaved because they will not spray to mark their territory and they are less aggressive than dogs or cats that haven’t been neutered.
What Age to Desex?
Many people get confused as to when to take their puppies or kittens to the animal hospital to have them spayed or neutered. Both puppies and kittens can be spayed or neutered starting at eight weeks old if they are healthy. If you wait until your pets are older, try to have it done before they enter their first heat as that provides better protection against certain diseases.
The surgeries for spaying or neutering pets are simple and, with laser surgery, the recovery time is quicker.
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