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Spaying and Neutering
What is Spay or Neuter?
The term “spay” refers to removing a female animal’s ovaries and uterus so that she cannot reproduce. The term "neuter" refers to removing a male animal’s testicles so that he cannot reproduce (although the term neuter technically means the sterilization of either a male or a female animal, today it is typically used to refer to the procedure for a male animal).
There are several reasons why spaying and neutering is beneficial to your cat or dog and is one of the most important health decisions you as an owner will make. Spaying and neutering is the most routine surgery Alpha Animal Hospital performs. Here is a list of some of the facts and benefits to spay and neuter your pets.
I still have questions about Spay and Neuter…….
Alpha Animal Hospital will try to answer any questions about spaying and neutering .
Here is a list of common myths or questions about Spaying and Neutering.
1. Will my female have shorter life because of spaying?
Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases and will make her live longer.
2. I understand spaying a female but what is the advantage of neutering a male dog?
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer, if done before six months of age.
3. How many times my cat go into heat?
While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently—sometimes all over the house!
4. Will neutering cut down roaming behavior of my male dog?
An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.
5. Will neutering help in the behavior of my male dog?
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
6. Will Spay or Neuter make my pet fat?
Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.
7. Is it expensive?
At Alpha Animal Hospital we can really help you with that. Out prices for spaying and neutering are really affordable and also to encourage spaying and neutering in the community we are giving discounts on these procedures. Alpha Animal Hospital ,your vet in campbell offers low cost spay and neuter that brings cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!
8. How Spaying and Neutering will help the community?
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, can cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.
9. But letting my pet produce offspring, my children can understand the miracle of birth?
Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children—especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way.
10. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.
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