Spaying and Neutering Benefits

Spaying or Neutering is a South Shore Pet Prescription

A question we hear frequently at Willard Veterinary Clinic, Inc. is, “why should I neuter or spay my pet?” Let me start with the most pressing reason: Throughout the South Shore-including Milton and Quincy-animal overpopulation is growing problem. Each year, thousands of unwanted kittens, puppies and mature cats and dogs are abandoned or end up being euthanized. By sterilizing your pet, you can help reduce this distressing situation.

Spay and Neuter for a Healthier Pet

As experienced veterinarians, we advise pet owners to consider the many positive benefits of sterilization. On average, sterilized dogs enjoy an additional one to three years of life, while cats that have been spayed or neutered often gain between three and five years.

South Shore veterinarians discuss benefits of spay and neuter procedures

Animals that have been altered have a greatly reduced risk of mammary, prostate uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. They are also at low to no risk for other common problems such as mammary gland and perianal tumors and pyometria (uterine infection). In addition, sterilizing reduces aggression and the urge to roam. This lowers exposure to disease and the chance that they will get hurt in fights or injured or struck by cars.

Another benefit is that spayed females don’t go into heat-and neutered males aren’t as prone to marking their territory…all over your house! It is a common misconception that spaying or neutering is going to make your pet overweight. If you feed your pet the proper portions and give them regular exercise, they will stay lean and fit.

Finding a reliable vet is to help you determine whether spaying or neutering your pet is the right choice for your family is key. At Willard Veterinary Clinic, Inc. we have been providing our Milton and Quincy pets with safe, experienced sterilization services for more than two decades. You can be confident that the veterinarian performing your pet’s procedure at our clinic is a skilled, caring professional.

Still have questions about the benefits of altering your pet? Contact us with your questions!

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