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Why Is It Important to Spay and Neuter Your Pets?

Among the most important decisions people make regarding the health and longevity of their household pets is whether or not to spay and neuter Rio Rancho cats and dogs. It is a standard veterinary medical procedure that provides your pet with lifelong health benefits and serves to control the wild domestic animal populations where needed.

What is Neutering?

Neutering a male cat or dog involves the surgical removal of the testicles referred to as castration. The animal undergoes general anesthesia during the sterilization process in which male hormones are removed. Neutered dogs and cats will often experience behavioral changes such as becoming calmer, eliminating the desire to roam, and reducing behavioral issues.

What is Spaying?

Spaying is the surgical process of removing the ovaries and uterus of a female animal. It is a bit more complicated than neutering, though pain and recovery periods are about the same for each. Having your cat or dog spayed will significantly reduce the chances of them getting reproductive-related cancers to almost nil. It is best to have a cat or dog spayed before they experience estrous cycle, though they can be spayed at any age.

What are the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering your Pets?

The biggest benefit to spay and neuter your pets is that they are likely to live longer, happier lives as important members of your family. Among the other health benefits of having your cats and dogs spayed and neutered at an animal hospital are:

  • Prevents unwanted litters
  • Significantly reduces the odds of your pet contracting a variety of cancers and other diseases and illnesses
  • Spaying and neutering pets reduces overpopulation and the amount of strays
  • Eliminates the desire for roaming in male dogs
  • Spayed females no longer will go into heat

Contact Coronado Pet Hospital Today

We understand that pet owners want the very best for their companions. That’s why at Coronado Pet Hospital, we offer the most comprehensive services for spay and neuter in Rio Rancho. Contact us today at (505) 771-3311 to make a spay or neuter appointment today!