Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Owning a pet offers various benefits, such as improved mental health for you. However, you should consider the fact that your furry friends need the care to stay healthy. One procedure you should consider is spaying or neutering your pet.

The procedures are common and pose little risk to your pet when provided by a veterinarian. We offer spay and neuter services at the Lynnwood Animal Hospital, serving Lynnwood, WA, and the general vicinity. Moreover, a spay or neuter along with routine wellness exams and vaccinations can help your pet live a long, healthy life. 


No Unwanted Litters 

Of course, puppies and kitties are so cute when they are born, but it is hard to find homes for all of them. The shelters are overwhelmed and sometimes cannot keep them all. The number of homeless pets continues to increase. When you look into a spay or neuter for your pet, you reduce the number of unwanted litters. 

Reduce Chances of Certain Types of Cancer 

While you probably already know that vaccinations and routine pet wellness exams can reduce your pet's chances of cancer, the spay and neuter procedures can do the same. Particularly, these procedures reduce your pet's chance of reproductive cancers. For instance, a male pet is less likely to develop testicular cancer once he undergoes a neuter procedure. 

A female pet will be less likely to develop cancer that affects her mammary glands, and she will also be able to develop ovarian, uterine, or cervical cancer. 

Reduce Chances of Certain Infections and Problems

Spay or neuter can reduce your pet's risk of infections throughout the reproductive system as well as other problems that could plague him or her. For instance, this procedure can decrease your pet's risk of prostate problems. 

Better Behaved 

While your pet can reap the reward of this procedure, so can you. A male cat will not spray his territory, which can save your furniture and keep your house smelling good. A female cat will not bleed nor will she mark any territory. 

In males, neuter may make your pet less aggressive. He may get along better with other pets as well as people. 

Pets tend to roam more if they are not neutered or spayed. They leave the house in search of a mate. Therefore, when you opt for a spay or neuter for your pet, he or she will stay closer to home. 

Spay or neuter for your pet is beneficial to him or her and something that you can discuss with your veterinarian at one of his or her routine pet wellness exams. It is also beneficial to you.

Book an appointment for one of our spay and neuter services with the Lynnwood Animal Hospital, serving Lynnwood, WA, and the nearby area, by calling us at (425) 771-6300.

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