Why Spay and Neuter In Frederick?
We offer spay and neuter services to not only help pets stay healthy but also to help our community. There is a widespread problem in America with overpopulation of dogs and cats. These animals are often abandoned to the streets to fend for themselves. They roam neighborhoods, hungry and uncared for, without shelter on cold winter nights or hot summer days. Most will end up in shelters or city pounds. Though these homeless animals are usually adoptable, because of the vast numbers, most will be euthanized before they can be adopted. This is a problem that can be eradicated through responsible pet ownership. When you spay or neuter your pet, you are becoming a part of the solution, rather than adding to the problem. The offspring of one female pet that has not been spayed can multiply to millions of homeless animals over a ten year period. Every pet owner who makes the caring decision to spay or neuter their pet is making a difference and helping to eliminate the needless suffering of unwanted animals in Frederick.
What Does Spay and Neuter Mean?
Spaying is a surgical procedure performed on females to prevent them from breeding. Neutering is the surgery performed on males to prevent them from the urge to breed. Both are common, uncomplicated surgeries that require little recovery time.
Can Spaying or Neutering affect my pet’s behavior?
Only for the positive! Spay & neuter procedures can help pets with some of their behavioral problems, including:
- Spraying urine to mark territory (males).
- Aggressive behavior with other animals, or humans.
- Soiling the home.
- Barking or meowing constantly to get out, due to mating urges.
- Escaping the home and roaming for days at a time.
- Bleeding associated with females that are in heat.
But what if I have purebred, and I want sell the puppies or kittens to make money?
Unless you are a professional breeder, this is probably not a lucrative endeavor. Puppies and kittens can cost a lot of money for inoculations, and other veterinary fees. It can also be difficult to sell an entire litter of kittens or puppies. There are many purebred animals in shelters, and they are often condemned to death because of lack of space in these facilities. A far more sensible and humane decision is to spay or neuter your purebred pet.
How will spaying or neutering affect my pet’s health?
The decision to use our spay and neuter services is one of the best things you can do for your pet’s health. Spaying a female pet before she goes into heat reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering reduces the risk of prostate cancer in males. Contact Prospect Veterinary Clinic with any questions regarding our spay and neuter services. Then make an appointment to get your pet spayed or neutered sooner rather than later. It is the right thing to do for our community, and for your pets well-being.