Six Big Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Whether your best furry friend is a dog or cat, one of the most important choices you can make to ensure your pet’s health, and that of all the pets in your neighborhood, is to spay and neuter. Spaying and neutering remove the reproductive organs of the animal so that unwanted litters don’t appear. Spaying and neutering also promote a number of health benefits for your animals and our staff at Atlas Animal Hospital & Emergency Vancouver wants you to know how spaying and neutering can benefit your pet. These benefits include;
Pets who have been spayed or neutered tend to live longer. Whether it’s due to lower stress levels or more stable hormone health, vets have known for many years dogs and cats live longer when spayed or neutered.
Females Won’t go Into Heat
Female cats tend to go into heat about once a week during the breeding season. Their loud vocalizations and urinating can be very unpleasant! Spayed cats will retain their calm and delightful demeanors.
Males Will Roam Less
Dogs and cats have a powerful sense of smell. When they detect females going into heat around your neighborhood, males will wander. This is usually when pets get lost or hurt. Neutered pets will be more interested in their food bowl.
Without the powerful instinct to mate, your pets will be calmer and friendlier. This could be especially important for families with small children as animals who have not been spayed or neutered can be unpredictable.
The health concerns that come with frequent pregnancies and wild behavior can also lead to a lot of expensive visits to the veterinarian. Your wallet and your pet will prefer one early visit rather than many over the coming years.
Help Your Community
While we’re sure you would be responsible for any litters your cat or dog creates, not everyone is. Spaying and neutering ensure hordes of unwanted and uncared for kittens and puppies do not wander the streets looking for love.
Your Trusted Vancouver Spay & Neuter Veterinarian
Here at Atlas Animal Hospital and & Emergency in Vancouver, we offer safe and high-quality spaying and neutering services at affordable prices to help ensure your furry friends stay happy and healthy for life. You can call us at 604-301-0300 to schedule an appointment today!