Spay & Neuter

Health Benefits of Spay and Neuter Services for Your Pet

One of the most important things you can do for your pets is to take them to the animal hospital in Powder Springs for spaying or neutering. This is one of the most common procedures done at the veterinarian because of the many health benefits that come with the procedure. Your veterinarian in Powder Springs offers high quality, affordable spaying and neuter services for pets. Here are just a few of the health benefits of spaying or neutering pets.


Prevents Breast Tumors and Cancers

Other than the benefit of birth control, spaying a female puppy or kitten has a range of other health benefits as well, including the prevention of breast tumors and infections. Unfortunately, breast tumors are extremely devastating for female cats and studies have shown that about 90 percent of identified breast tumors in cats are malignant.  Not only does spaying your female cat or dog drastically reduce their chances of developing breast cancer, but spaying also eliminates the risk of them developing cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer. Spaying will ultimately help extend the lifespan of your female kitten or puppy.

Reduced Risk of Auto Accident Related Injuries

Having your male dog neutered by your veterinarian will help to reduce his aggressive behavior, which ultimately helps to reduce the risk of him wandering and running away from home. Non-neutered male dogs that manage to run away are at high risk of being hit by a vehicle, which can lead to serious injuries, some of which may be fatal.

Prevents Cancer in Male Dogs and Cats

Taking your pet to the animal hospital for a neutering procedure is the best way to prevent the risk of your male dog or cat developing testicular cancer. Testicular cancer can be fatal in both dogs and cats, neutering prevents this risk, helping to ensure your male pet has a long, healthy life. Along with the risk of testicular cancer, male pets are also at high risk of developing an enlarged prostate. Taking your pet to the animal hospital to be neutered before he hits puberty will prevent his prostate gland from developing, ultimately preventing the risk of an enlarged prostate, which can be painful for pets.

Spaying your female pet and neutering your male pet will also have a significant impact on their mental well-being and behavior. Spayed females won’t go into heat, which will prevent the noises that accompany a female cat in heat. Neutering male pets helps to significantly reduce aggressive behaviors, which will prevent the risk of fighting among other male pets in the household. Spaying or neutering is a low-cost, effective procedure that will prevent potentially fatal illnesses and diseases as your pet ages.

To schedule your pet's spaying or neutering procedure, contact us at Dallas Highway Animal Hospital.