The Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery in Colorado Springs
If you need to have your pet spayed or neutered but get nervous about the term "pet surgery," let us put your mind at ease. While sterilization does count as a kind of surgery, these vet procedures are safe, relatively routine, and tremendously beneficial both for your pet and for the entire animal community.
The most obvious benefit, of course, is the prevention of unwanted pregnancies. Since dogs and cats give birth to entire litters at a time, a single pregnancy produces multiple offspring. Most people cannot cope with a new group of puppies or kittens every year or so, and animal shelters are overpopulated as it is. Spaying and neutering helps to control this situation so that more animals can find loving homes and less unwanted pets are euthanized.
The Pet Surgery that Reduces Risk of Certain Diseases
Did you know that spaying or neutering your pet can help ensure better health and a longer, more enjoyable life for it? The fact is, when you remove the reproductive organs, you also remove the risk of diseases associated with those organs. Ovarian cancer, for instance, becomes a non-issue once your pet has undergone an ovariectomy (which removes the ovaries). For males who have been neutered, testicular cancer often ceases to become a threat, and prostate problems are much less likely to occur as well. Spaying or neutering also eliminates the discomfort and behavioral issues caused by sexual urges or heat cycles. Animals not only become less aggressive, they are less likely to roam the streets and possibly fall into danger.
Here at Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital in Colorado Springs, our vet team will monitor your pet closely during the surgery, ensure that your pet is ready to go home after the surgery, perform follow-up exams as needed, and advise you on any symptoms that might merit a trip to the animal hospital. If your pet is at least eight weeks old, set up an appointment with our animal hospital today!
Has a pet ever surprised you with a sudden pregnancy?