Spay and Neuter in Quincy: For Your Pet, For Our Community
Spay and neuter surgery is a fantastic gift of health. The procedure improves the chance of a longer life for your pet, as well as for many other animals in Quincy and our surrounding communities. Spay and neuter surgeries are a cost-effective way to prevent millions of unexpected litters each year, and they take a significant burden off or our already-overflowing animal shelters. In addition, spay and neuter procedures are safe, routine surgeries that prevent major health problems such as several types of cancers. Neutering surgeries in particular make male pets easier to train and less apt to display aggressive or roaming behaviors that can get them lost or injured.
Spay and Neuter Pet Surgery Makes Pets’ Lives Better
In addition to helping relieve the burden on Quincy community shelters, spay and neuter pet surgery actually has tangible benefits for your pet and your family. When a female pet is spayed (before her first heat cycle), for example, her uterus and ovaries are removed. This almost eliminates the chances of her contracting any reproductive cancers. It also reduces the chances of her getting pyometra, a serious and potentially deadly uterine infection. When a male pet is neutered, his testicles are removed, which also removes his chances of getting any reproductive cancers. Spay and neuter surgery literally extends and improve the lives of pets.
Positive Behavioral Effects From Spay and Neuter Surgeries
Spayed female pets will not go into heat, which reduces the whining, fearful behaviors that go along with being in heat, as well as the increased urination problems. Males who have not been neutered can become very aggressive and exhibit difficult behaviors during breeding season when they are looking for a mate. Our veterinarians often have to treat un-fixed male pets that either ran out into the street and were hit by cars, or got into fights with other animals. Neutered male pets, however, are much more relaxed, easier to train and better behaved within the family.
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Here at Willard Veterinary Clinic, our spay and neuter surgeries are recommended as part of your pet’s wellness plan. Still have questions or concerns? Fill out our contact form or call us today at 617-845-0730!