Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Dogs, Cats and Rabbits

Ovariohysterectomy “Spay” (Females) Castration “Neuter” (Males)
No heat cycles, therefor no males will be attracted Reduces or eliminates the risk of spraying and/or marking
Less desire to roam Less desire to roam, decreases aggressive behavior, which reduces the likelyhood of getting into fights
Risk of mammory gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer are reduced or eliminated, especially if done before first heat cycle Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated and decreases chances of prostate disease
No unexpected puppies/kittens No unexpected puppies/kittens
Helps pet(s) live a longer and healthier life Helps pet(s) live a longer and healthier life

Approximately 25% of unspayed female pets are affected with pyometra each year. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus in dogs and cats and could take a pets life within 48 hours.

Testicular cancer is common in unneutered males and is 13 times more likely to develop in cryptochid male dogs, who’s testicles have no descended.

Spaying and neutering pets is cost cutting, by factoring long-term costs that could add up on non-altered pets. Caring for a pet with pyometra or reproductive system cancer can easily run into thousands of dollars and be 5 to 10 times as much as a routine neuter or spay.

Spaying and neutering is not only beneficial to cats and dogs, but it is also beneficial to rabbits for all the same reasons, but also by helping them not overpopulate considering rabbits reproduce at a much faster rate than dogs and cats.

Dr. Alex of Pet Xpert Animal Clinic in Apopka, FL does spays and neuters on dogs, cats, and rabbits. We also have special packages available for feral cats. Call today for more details and to schedule an appointment at 407-886-PETS(7387)!

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