3 Great Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Pets
Spaying or neutering your pet is an important part of pet ownership. The veterinarians at Unleashed Pet Care in Westland, MI, would like to explore three great reasons why your pet should be spayed or neutered.
1. Fixing Behavioral Problems
Like humans, animals are also driven by sex hormones that can affect the way they behave. When you spay and neuter your pets you can greatly reduce and even remove undesirable tendencies driven by sexual responses among animals. Some of these behaviors include the following:
- urinary marking
- male aggression
- unsafe roaming
If your pet is spayed or neutered early in life, you can prevent these behaviors from becoming habitual.
2. Prevent Unwanted Litters
Your pets can be in heat for up to three weeks on a cycle of every six to eight months. When female pets go into heat, they attract un-neutered male animals and may have the problem of blood leakage. During this time you would need to keep your female dog locked in the house or deal with the risk of a new litter of pups each year.
Unwanted litters contribute to the overpopulation problem that many animal shelters deal with on a daily basis. There simply aren’t enough loving homes out there for all of the animals that are locked away in shelters across the country. A simple yet effective way to help this problem is by preventing future unwanted litters from entering and already overcrowded veterinary care facility.
3. Medical Benefits
There are some good medical benefits to have these common procedures performed by our Westland, MI veterinarian. Several serious forms of cancer are prevented when the ovaries and uterus are removed from female pets. According to research, female pets are also less likely to suffer from mammary cancer if they are spayed before their first heat cycle. Also, male pets are less likely to experience disease of the prostate gland if they are neutered at a young age.
Spay & Neuter Services in Westland, MI
To learn more about Unleashed Pet Care and our procedures to spay and neuter pets, contact us online or call us today at (734) 469-2800 for an appointment. Spaying and neutering your pet is a great way to moderate his or her behavior and prevent unwanted litters.