If you own a cat or dog, you may have been told by a veterinarian that you should spay or neuter it. Willow Glen Pet Hospital offers spay and neuter surgeries in San Jose, CA. There are a variety of good reasons to spay or neuter your pet and our veterinarian can discuss the procedure with you so you can make a smart decision for your pet.
Unwanted pets create a huge problem in the United States. In fact, the number of unwanted pets increases significantly when pets are not neutered. The situation becomes especially dire when you consider that female dogs can have their first litter any time after the age of six months, and female cats can go into heat as young as four months old.
Spaying or neutering your pet can also improve its behavior. Male dogs that have not been neutered are more likely to mark their territory by urinating on everything they consider to be theirs, including the furniture and your guests. Unneutered male cats are also prone to spraying urine around the house to mark their territory. Unaltered pets are also more likely to try to roam in search of a mate. This means they are more likely to get hit by a car or get into fights with other animals, leading to injuries.
There are also health benefits to spaying and neutering your pet. For example, female dogs that are spayed before their first heat cycle are much less likely to develop mammary cancer later in life. Spaying also eliminates the risk of uterine infection and pyometra, a life-threatening infection of the uterus. Neutering male dogs can also help prevent testicular cancer. In addition, it may help to reduce the risk of prostate problems later in life.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet at Willow Glen Pet Hospital
Are you in San Jose or Willow Glen? Our team can provide quality veterinary care, including spay and neuter surgery, for your pet. If you are considering spaying or neutering your dog or cat, call our team today at (669) 342-7472 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about these surgeries.