The Benefits of Spay and Neuter
Having one pet is wonderful but having more than you can handle is a nightmare. That’s what can easily happen if you do not get your pet a spay and neuter operation. We here at Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital in Bossier City, LA, know the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet.
Spaying and Neutering Makes Pets Healthier
When the reproductive organs are removed, pets can no longer get cancers or potentially deadly infections in those organs. Female puppies, if spayed before they first come in season, will have a less than 1% chance of developing mammary tumors for the rest of their lives.
Spayed and Neutered Pets Are More Welcome
Many pet-centered places like pet hotels and pet boarding facilities will only allow spayed and neutered pets to stay there. Some dog parks will only allow spayed and neutered dogs. Many landlords will only allow spayed and neutered dogs and cats.
Spayed and Neutered Dogs and Cats Live Longer
There are many studies that show that spayed and neutered pets live longer than those left entire. This is partly because spayed and neutered pets are less likely to slip away from home to look for mates. During these misadventures, they can get into fights with other animals, get killed by traffic, or get shot by cruel people who do not want animals on their properties.
Not Just for Dogs and Cats
It’s not just dogs and cats that can get spayed or neutered. Ferrets, rabbits, degus, chinchillas, gerbils, mice and guinea pigs can also be spayed or neutered. These are social animals that thrive when they live in small groups. This way, you can keep two or more without having to worry about unwanted babies. Talk with a veterinarian from our animal hospital if spaying and neutering is right for your pet.
Spaying Saves the Life of a Female Ferret
Female ferrets suffer from a bizarre condition called aplastic anemia. Basically, if they do not mate when in season, they die. That’s why they need to be spayed.
Benefits for Rabbits
Like female dogs and cats, female rabbits often get uterine cancer. Spaying prevents these problems. Male rabbits also become less aggressive when neutered.
Contact Us for More Information
If you have further questions about the benefits of a spay and neuter operation for your pet and live in the Bossier City, LA, area, contact us at Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital by emailing [email protected] or by calling (318) 742-5353 to make an appointment with a veterinarian from our hospital today.