Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Posted on 03-07-2017
You may know that spaying or neutering your pet is important but may not know the exact reasons why. Our Cary veterinarian wants you to know the top ten reasons to spay or neuter your pet.
1. Spaying your female pet helps her live a longer, healthier life.
2. Neutering your male pet prevents testicular cancer.
3. Your female pet will not go into heat.
4. Reduces roaming in pets, which puts your four-legged friend in danger of being hit by a car, getting lost, getting in fights, or contracting an infectious disease.
5. Reduces unwanted behaviors, such as marking territories and aggression, in male pets.
6. Save money – paying to have your pet spayed or neutered once is less expensive than caring for a pregnant pet and litter, vet bills from fights with other male suitors, and the costs of cancer of the reproductive system.
7. Getting your pet “fixed” is good for the environment, as unwanted and stray pets can cause car accidents, prey on wildlife, and damage plants.
8. Prevent overpopulation. Sadly, millions of animals undergo euthanasia or suffer miserable lives as strays each year. Getting your pet spayed or neutered prevents unwanted litters, which helps reduce overpopulation.
9. Reduce the spread of rabies and other infectious diseases by decreasing the number of stray animals and by controlling roaming behaviors that puts animals at risk of contacting infected animals. Stray animals do not receive regular care or vaccinations, leaving them vulnerable to contagious illnesses.
10. Help your community save money. Controlling stray animals costs communities across the United States millions of dollars each year.
When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, or if your pet needs some other type of pet surgery, contact our Cary veterinarian at Chatham Animal Hospital. We are conveniently located at 105 Oceana Place in Cary, NC. Make an appointment for your pet today by calling (919) 469-8114.
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