As a pet owner, an important part of caring for your animal is getting it spayed or neutered. These procedures not only prevent unwanted pregnancies, but they also keep your pet healthy. At Twin Peaks Veterinary Center in Tucson, AZ, our veterinarian provides spaying and neutering and encourages all pet owners to consider these surgeries. Our team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you have. Our goal is to keep your pets happy and healthy.
What Are Spaying and Neutering?
These procedures sterilize pets, eliminating their abilities to reproduce. Spaying a female pet refers to removing the ovaries and uterus. Neutering a male pet means removing its testicles. The surgery is typically done when your pet is young. Our veterinarian will determine when your pet needs to be spayed or neutered.
One of the many benefits of spaying or neutering your pet is preventing unwanted pregnancies. Many unwanted pets are left without homes, forcing them to become strays or overcrowd shelters. Stray pets that are not sterilized continue to contribute to overpopulation. Many shelter pets often end up being euthanized. However, with spaying and neutering, you can help prevent these issues.
Sterilizing your cat or dog comes with several behavioral benefits. Many male pets tend to become aggressive when looking for a mate. They are also likely to leave the house and roam to look for a mate. This is dangerous for your pet, as it could get sick, hit by a car, or fight with other animals. Males looking for a mate might also urinate frequently to mark their territories. Neutering prevents these issues.
For female pets, spaying prevents your pet from going into heat. These cycles can cause your pet to yowl and urinate more frequently. At our animal hospital, we will walk you through the behavioral benefits of spaying and neutering.
Spaying and neutering helps your cat or dog stay healthier and live longer. Here are some of the health benefits associated with spaying or neutering your pet:
- Males have decreased chances of developing diseases like testicular cancer and prostate problems.
- Females have a decreased risk of breast cancer, uterine infections, and more. Spaying also eliminates the heat cycle and undesirable behaviors.
- Spayed and neutered animals live longer, healthier lives.
Visit Our Veterinarian in Tucson, AZ for Spaying or Neutering
If you want your pet to live a healthier, safer life, it is important to get it spayed or neutered. These procedures are routine and safe. At Twin Peaks Veterinary Center in Tucson, AZ, our veterinarian is experienced and trained in spaying and neutering surgeries. We will answer any questions you have about the surgery and guide you on post-op care for your pet. Call us today at 520-572-8300 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.