Too many adorable cats and dogs end up in shelters each year. Sadly, about 40% of these animals end up being euthanized. One way for you to prevent this from happening is to get your pet spayed or neutered. If you are having a tough time making this decision or want to understand the procedure, don’t hesitate to call us at 604-854-2313.
What is the difference between spaying and neutering?
Both procedures are undertaken to stop pets from reproducing. Spaying is the removal of the uterus and ovaries in female pets. It prevents female animals from getting pregnant. Whereas neutering is the procedure of removing the testicles on male pets.
What are the benefits of spaying?
Apart from helping reduce the overpopulation problem in shelters and unnecessary euthanasia, there are several health benefits of spaying your pet. It ensures your loyal companion lives a longer and healthier life. For female pets, it stops them from having heat cycles and protects them against potentially deadly diseases, including bacterial infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer.
What are the benefits of neutering?
Neutering reduces or eliminates the risk of prostate and testicular cancer, as well as sexually transmitted diseases in male pets. It also reduces or eliminates undesirable behaviour, including roaming, fighting, humping, and spraying.