At Westmonte Animal Clinic, we believe that getting your pet spayed or neutered is the best choice you can make for their overall health and wellbeing.
Spaying (for female animals) & neutering (for male animals) not only help curb overpopulation, they can reduce some of your pet’s most bothersome behaviors. Your pet’s hormones can cause them to act in ways that disrupt the peace of your home and–in some cases–lead to animals being surrendered to already crowded shelters.
And what’s even better, having your pet spayed or neutered can reduce their risk of illnesses, ensuring that they live a long and happy life!
Here at our Altamonte animal clinic, we regularly perform spay and neuter surgeries on dogs and cats to prevent pet overpopulation.
Call us today at (407) 862-6892 to schedule a spay and/or neuter surgery.
Why Spay or Neuter Your Pets?
While it is entirely natural for our dogs and cats to want to mate and have litters, this behavior can result in far too many animals living in shelters and on the streets.
After all, puppies and kittens might be irresistibly cute, but they are also a lot of work. It’s no wonder that many households suddenly find themselves unable to care for a brand-new litter.
But by ensuring that your cat or dog is unable to reproduce, you’re helping to reduce overcrowding at animal shelters and doing your part to make sure that every pet has a loving home.
Benefits of Spay & Neuter Surgeries
It’s quite common for pet owners to initially reject the idea of spaying or neutering. However, it is just as common for them to come around to the idea after hearing how the surgery can benefit their cat or dog’s overall health.
While it’s not a 100% guarantee, male and female dogs and cats that have undergone surgery may be less at risk for certain cancers, illnesses, and health conditions, including:
- Mammary cancer (females)
- Uterine cancer (females)
- Ovarian cancer (females)
- Prostate cancer (males)
- Enlarged prostate (males)
- Testicular cancer (males)
Contrary to popular belief, cat and dog neutering will not cause your pet to gain weight, act out, or “feel like less of a male”—quite the opposite!
In fact, spay and neuter surgeries can potentially reduce annoying hormonal behaviors such as:
- Spraying & frequent urination
- Escaping the house and roaming in search of a mate (yes, this can happen!)
Will My Pet Be In Pain After Their Surgery?
As with any surgery, some discomfort may be expected, but this should not interfere with your pet’s recovery or ability to return to a normal life.
Following the procedure, we will make sure your pet receives the appropriate pain relief so they can recover comfortably.
You can speed up your cat or dog’s recovery time by limiting their activity and keeping the incision area clean and dry while it heals. However, if your pet is noticeably uncomfortable, please contact us immediately at (407) 862-6892 so we can help!
Get Your Pet Spayed or Neutered Today!
As an animal clinic, we see firsthand the effects that overpopulation can have on our furry companions. In our opinion, getting your pet spayed or neutered is one of the most loving choices you can make for their health and happiness.
If you have any questions, give us a call at (407) 862-6892 so we can address your concerns.