Spay and Neuter Surgery
Most animal shelters do not have the capability of housing animals for an indefinite amount of time. Estimates read that five to eight million animals face euthanasia every year. Spay and neutering is the only sure way to lower the numbers of pets in shelters. It is also better for a pet’s health.
Why Spay and Neuter?
A veterinarian will spay and neuter a pet for a variety of reasons.
- It saves lives — Spayed and neutered pets will not breed and create litters that ultimately end up in animal shelters. Overpopulation continues to be a problem. A single unspayed cat can produce 3,200 descendants in its lifetime.
- Lower Pet Ownership Cost — Spayed and neutered pets develop fewer medical conditions. The results are lower veterinarian costs and reduced pet insurance premiums. Even a pet’s food intake is a factor. Spayed and neutered pets eat 20% than those that are not.
- Sanitation and Convenience — Spayed females do not go into heat and experience their equivalence to menstruation. And, neutered males produce less discharge.
Improving a Pet's Quality of Life and Longevity
- Spayed and neutered animals are less likely to experience painful, expensive, and fatal conditions.
- Dystocia — The condition limits the mother from giving birth through the birth canal. It results in emergency C-sections. The likelihood of baby survival is low.
- Testicular Tumors & Cancer — Early neutering prevents testicular causes, especially in dogs.
- Prostatic Hyperplasia — Around nine-years-old, 95% of male dogs end up with prostate disorders.
- Mammary Cancer — Breast cancer spreads in unspayed dogs, often affecting their lungs.
- Perineal Tumors — Unneutered male pets develop gland tumors. It requires surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
- Pyometra — About 25% of unspayed female dogs develop the infection of the uterus.
Improved Pet Behavior
Pets that are spayed and neutered do not act on mating behaviors as well as other undesired behaviors such as:
- Aggressive territorial behavior when it comes to children, adults, and other pets
- Humping behavior
- Urine marking
- Unprovoked yowling
- Running away to look for a mate
Call Best Pets Animal Clinic in Georgetown, Kentucky
In Georgetown and the surrounding areas, Best Pets Animal Clinic offers advice and promotes spaying and neutering pets. An experienced veterinarian is on duty to respond to emergencies as well as routine check-ups and dental care. We are a full-service animal hospital with a relaxed and kid-friendly environment.