If you have a new cat or dog, it’s important to keep him or her happy and healthy. At Desert Forest Animal Hospital in Cave Creek, AZ, our team offers a variety of services, such as spaying and neutering, to prevent unwanted litter and improve your pet’s health. Before you visit us, learn about some benefits of these procedures below:
Reduces Pets from Roaming
When pets unexpectedly stray away from home, it is often because they have sexual urges which drive them to mate. This is especially true for unneutered dogs. They can get especially frustrated and anxious during mating season. When it comes to male cats, having them neutered reduces their need to mark territory by spraying urine. You can eliminate a host of behavioral problems when you spay or neuter your pets at our animal hospital.
Eliminates the Costs of a Pet Pregnancy
You can drastically reduce the cost of pet ownership by eliminating the chance of your female cat or dog giving birth to a litter. You're not only looking at an increased food, prenatal checkups at your veterinarian, but also the costs of finding a home for your new puppies or kittens. Pregnant animals, just like humans, need special care. They will need more calories and more nutrients. They will also need to visit our veterinarians a couple of times for an ultrasound and blood test to ensure a healthy delivery. In addition, you can help prevent domestic animal overpopulation by having your cats and dogs spayed or neutered.
Reduction in Medical Concerns
For many cats and dogs, having a vet to spay or neuter them may reduce the chance of them developing certain medical conditions. Female pets tend to live a healthier and longer life if they are spayed, especially if the procedure is performed before their first heat. Your female pet may be protected from breast tumors and uterine infections as a result of being spayed as well. When you have your male pets neutered, you reduce their risk for prostate problems and some forms of testicular cancer.
When you spay and neuter your pets, you are also contributing to their emotional and mental health. Pets don't realize these impulses are gone. They are simply more docile, friendlier, and have less mood swings.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are considering spaying and neutering, let our team at Desert Forest Animal Hospital, which serves Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, New River, Carefree, and Desert Mountain, AZ, help. To learn more about these surgeries or to schedule your appointment, call our office at (662) 328-2821 today. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, we are ready to assist!