Besides vaccinations, spaying and neutering your pet is one of the best things that you can do to keep your pets healthy and happy!

It is important to spay and neuter your pets for many reasons. They seem to live much longer when they are spayed and neutered because they are less likely to roam, get hit by a car, and get into fights. They are also less likely to get certain types of cancers and diseases. Many animals seem to have less behavioral problems than their unneutered counterparts!

We are also faced with an overpopulation of animals. Too many animals are euthanized every year because they can’t find good homes. You can help by spaying and neutering your own pets. This will cut back on quite a few pets!

At Quartz Mtn. Animal Hospital, we are here to help! If you have any questions or concerns about spaying or neutering your pet, one of our dedicated staff members would be happy to answer your questions or concerns. If you need more information on our spaying and neutering services, please contact us today at (480) 860-1433. We would be glad to assist you!

Tips About Spaying & Neutering

Spaying and neutering your pets is one of the best things that you can do to keep them healthy.

Spayed and neutered pets are less likely to get hurt. You won’t have to worry about your beloved pet roaming around the neighborhood, getting in fights, or even getting hit by a car. These things can happen to any pet but are much more common with pets that are not fixed.

Fixed pets are also healthier. Males that aren’t neutered are more likely to get prostate cancer while females that aren’t spayed are more likely to get breast cancer. Females can also get a deadly disease called pyometra if they get pregnant. Their uterus fills up with infection, making them very ill.

If you don’t spay or neuter your pet, you are going to add to the overpopulation of pets. Too many pets from unexpected litters don’t have homes. Many pets are euthanized at shelters because they can’t find a home. Be a responsible pet owner and get your pet fixed today.

Many people worry about spaying and neutering their pets. Though it does require surgery and anesthesia, it is really a safe procedure to have done. Many pets are spayed and neutered without problems. Your pet may be a little groggy for a day or two. The worst part will be having to keep your pet still for a few days during the recovery period.

You should get your pet fixed as early as possible. Most veterinarians recommend having the surgery done when your pet is around six months of age, though there are studies showing that it may be beneficial to wait until after a female has had a heat cycle, especially in larger breeds.