Spaying and Neutering Your Pets For Their Health
Everyone loves their pets and wants to do what is best for them, right? For most pets, spaying and neutering your pet can make a big difference in their overall quality of life and can also help to make certain that there are not going to be any unwanted babies. For those in the Sault Ste Marie area, Sault Animal Hospital can help get your animals spayed and neutered in no time.
What is a Spay & Neuter?
Spaying and neutering your animals, also sometimes referred to as “fixing” them, is the process by which they are sterilized so that they cannot reproduce. The process has come such a long way in the past few decades that now it is a routine procedure that only takes a few hours to complete before your animal can come home and be with you.
The spay process involves the removal of the female reproductive organs in the animal while the neuter involves the removal of the testicles. Both procedures are common, they are routine, and your vet can get them done quickly to help improve the overall quality of life of your pet dramatically.
Why Spay and Neuter?
Some might ask why you should even spay and neuter in the first place. To that, the answer is somewhat complicated. Animals that are not spayed or neutered or otherwise unaltered, are going to have a range of medical issues associated with the condition. If the pet is not being used for breeding purposes, there really is no reason why they should remain unaltered. Your veterinarian can help you make the choice.
Male animals have a higher chance of contracting both testicular and prostate cancer if they are not fixed while females have the potential to have their uterus fill with pus as a result of a condition called pyometra, which can be very painful. On top of medical conditions, no one can watch their pet 100% of the time, a pet can become pregnant in a short amount of time. Unwanted babies are a terribly sad thing as many end up in the pound where they may not get adopted.
Call Sault Animal Hospital Today!
Sault Animal Hospital in Sault Ste Marie can help with all your spay and neuter needs. We offer to spay and neutering services for most animals and can help you make sure your pet is going to be happy and healthy. We also offer full anesthesia services to help make sure your pet is comfortable during the process.