Spay & Neuter
Spay and neuter surgeries are an important part of preventative veterinary care here at Ardmore Animal Hospital. The procedure is beneficial to your pet to improve their health and behavioral conditions. Spaying and neutering your pet also helps maintain the pet population. Our veterinarian will discuss the importance of this procedure with you and how it will improve your pet’s health.
Spay and neuter surgeries here at Ardmore Animal Hospital are safe, routine procedures that come with many benefits, not the least of which is lengthening your pet’s life. For a female pet, we remove her ovaries and uterus, preferably before the first heat. Medically speaking, this effectively eliminates her chances of developing cancers of the reproductive organs. Neutering a male pet also drastically cuts his risk of prostate cancer while preventing him from impregnating un-spayed females. Our veterinarians perform this type of animal surgery multiple times each year in our surgical suite complete with advanced technology. We also provide several anesthetic options for pets and perform complete health screenings beforehand to ensure a safe, fast-healing surgical outcome.
Having pets spayed and neutered is good for the community and for your family. By decreasing the overpopulation of unwanted animals, this takes enormous financial and emotional pressure off of local shelters and rescue organizations. In fact, this type of animal surgery costs much less for a family than having to care for and provide homes for an unanticipated litter of kittens or puppies. Our veterinarian can help you do something to decrease the ongoing tragedy of so many millions of wonderful animals being euthanized every year, simply because there are not enough loving families willing or able to adopt them.
In addition to helping your pet live longer and helping the community, having your pet spayed or neutered can make life with your pet easier and more enjoyable. Female pets are calmer, quieter and less nervous after they are spayed than before.
Neutered male pets are far less aggressive and much easier to train than their unaltered counterparts. They do not feel the need mark their territory. They are also far less likely to become wild and desperate to escape the safe confines of your home or yard if they sense a female in heat. Unfixed males may damage property, hurt their human or other animal family members, or even run out into traffic during these desperate attempts to find a female. On the other hand, neutered males are more docile and unlikely to engage in such destructive behaviors.
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