You have heard about the spay and neuter procedures for cats and dogs but might not know what they entail. On top of that, you can't tell whether your pets should undergo them or not. Our veterinarian at Cochrane Animal Hospital in Morgan Hill shares some insights on what you need to know about spay and neuter procedures.
What Are Spay and Neuter Procedures?
The spaying procedure involves the removal of reproductive organs in female dogs and cats. Veterinarians perform the surgery by either removing the ovaries or removing both ovaries and the uterus in dogs and cats. Once spayed, the female pets can neither undergo their heat cycle nor conceive. On the other hand, the neuter procedure involves the removal of the testicles in male dogs so that they cannot fertilize female dogs.
The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering
Spaying and neutering cats and dogs help reduce the number of unplanned puppies. This means that governments and well-wishers will spend fewer resources on needing to support animal shelters and pet rescue centers.
In addition, the procedures improve the pet's behavior. For instance, a spayed or neutered dog won't damage the fence in their attempts to look for mates. Also, pets are less aggressive after undergoing the procedures. Furthermore, spayed dogs are less likely to develop certain health complications like pyometra and mammary cancer. A neutered dog is less likely to develop health complications like testicular cancer.
Looking for Veterinary Services in Morgan Hill, CA?
At Cochrane Animal Hospital, we offer all types of pet services, including emergency treatments, spay/neuter procedures, dental care, and wellness exams. If you would like to learn more about these procedures or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gizycki, call our team today at (408) 778-7783 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.