Reasons To Visit A Veterinarian For Pet Spaying Or Neutering
Getting a pet for your family can be a wonderful experience and addition to your home. However, there are many important decisions that you will have to make about its health and future. One important decision that pet owners in the Jackson, MO, area will need to make is whether or not they should have their pets spayed and neutered. This type of service is offered at Deer Ridge Animal Hospital, and has many health advantages for animals. Here are the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.
When you have your pet spayed and neutered, one of the main benefits that it will experience is an improvement in behavior. Dogs, cats, and other animals that are at the age to reproduce will naturally seek out a partner. In doing so, it can make pets roam away from home and become at risk for an injury. Pets who are not spayed or neutered also tend to show more aggression to other pets and will excessively bark or mount other animals. Spaying or neutering your pet can significantly reduce unwanted behavior.
Reduces Risk of Certain Health Conditions
Another benefit of spaying and neutering a pet is that it can reduce certain health problems. As dogs and cats continue to get older, they are at risk of breast, uterine, testicular, and other cancers. With our spay and neuter service, we can help your pet reduce or eliminate the chance of developing these cancers, extending his or her life and making him or her happier and healthier.
Help with Population Control
When you have this service done for your pet, you are also helping with the population control, which is problematic for many animals nationwide. In the United States alone, at least 6 million animals are homeless, and only half can get the chance of a new life. Spay and neuter is the only method that can control the pet population.
Contact Us to Learn More About How Our Veterinarians Can Help Improve Your Animal's Health
If you have a pet in Jackson, MO, or the surrounding area and you think that a spay and neuter service would be right for him or her, contact Deer Ridge Animal Hospital at 573-243-3200 to make an appointment with our veterinarians, Dr. Wanda Pipkin, Dr. Shelly Daume, and Dr. Karen Fieser.