Dog Spaying and Neutering

The Importance of Dog Spaying and Dog Neutering

By taking advantage of pet neutering, our team at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington promotes the benefits your canine will have for life. Millions of animals are euthanized each year in the US regardless of their health. Beyond helping control the homelessness crisis of many animals, pet spaying has a number of benefits that we will cover here.

Dog Spaying Neutering

Medical Benefits of Pet Spaying and Neutering

Cat spaying and cat neutering offer similar benefits as dog neutering and spaying, and our animal clinic offers these services. Our veterinarian near you reminds pet owners that neutering their canine can help prevent prostate problems and testicular cancer. Spaying pets stops them from going into heat and helps prevent potentially fatal breast cancer and uterine infections.

Behavior Perks of These Procedures

Neutered dogs tend to be less likely to roam from the home in search of mates. Escaped pets are at risk for having fights with other animals and getting injured (or worse) in traffic incidents. Neutered male dogs are often, but not always, better behaved. They may become less aggressive as well when neutered at an early age. Spaying and neutering is cost-effective and far less costly than caring for a litter.

Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Spaying and neutering don’t cause pets to gain excessive weight, but a poor diet and lack of exercise can. Your furry friend will remain trim and fit with adequate exercise and monitored food intake. Having your animal neutered can reduce levels of testosterone, which can be a source of undesirable behaviors. However, the effects are highly dependent on the dog’s physiology, personality, and history.

When to Neuter Your Pet

Traditionally, the age for neutering dogs is around 6 to 9 months. Yet, they can have the procedure later in life too, but this could increase the risks of post-operative complications when they are older. Also, this surgery is riskier for canines that have health problems and those that are obese. The veterinary team at our animal clinic can help you determine when to have this procedure performed.

Learn More About Pet Care at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital

If you live in or near Bloomington, IL, our veterinarian near you can provide you with more information about cat spaying, cat neutering, dog spaying, and dog neutering. These procedures are relatively safe, affordable, and offer an array of benefits for your beloved pet. Schedule your appointment online at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital, or contact our office directly by phone at (309) 663-1414.

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