Adopting pets is a big responsibility. Your pets will rely on you to keep them happy, healthy, and safe. When your pets are old enough, schedule an appointment at Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital in San Diego to discuss having your pet spayed or neutered.
What Is Spaying and Neutering?
Spaying is the sterilization surgery that is performed on female pets. During the surgery, the veterinarian removes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. This eliminates the pet's heat cycle and she won't be able to reproduce. Neutering is the sterilization surgery performed on male pets. During the procedure, the veterinarian removes the animal's testicles.
What Are the Benefits of Spaying?
There are several reasons why you should have your female pet spayed. First, you won't need to worry about your pet getting pregnant, which will help control the pet population. This procedure also has some health benefits. When you have your female pet spayed, there will be no chance of her developing ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and uterine infections.
Your pet won't go into heat and you won't need to worry about her yowling or crying while she's in heat. After the procedure, your dog won't menstruate. This eliminates the drops of blood on the floor that may happen during your pet’s heat cycle.
What Are the Benefits of Neutering?
When you have your male pet neutered, he won't be able to impregnate female dogs, which helps control the pet population. Neutering your pet also has some health benefits. When you have your pet neutered, you are eliminating his chance of developing testicular cancer. It will also lower his risk of developing prostate cancer.
When a male pet is neutered, he will no longer have the urge to breed, which will keep him calmer. You won't need to worry about your pet crying by the door or trying to escape to find a mate. Male dogs tend to urinate on things around the house to mark their territory. When you have your dog neutered, he will no longer have this urge. Male cats spray to attract mates. The spay has a very strong, ammonia-like smell. When you have your cat neutered, he will no longer want to spray.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet in San Diego, CA
If you are considering having your pet spayed or neutered, call Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital today at 858-224-9459 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. Dr. Schexneider will perform a thorough examination of your pet and answer any questions you may have about these procedures.