Why is it important to spay and neuter your pets?

August 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM
cat being brought to the vet to get spayed or neutered

If you’re a true animal advocate, spaying and neutering your pets should be one of your first priorities when you adopt a new member of your family.

Not only does it keep your pet healthy, you potentially save countless animals from living miserable lives.

Not entirely convinced? Here are three huge reasons why you should seriously consider spaying and neutering your pets.

1. You save your pet from related health issues

Choosing not to spay or neuter your pets can leave them from lasting — and often costly — health issues.

For example, animals are more likely to develop breast or testicular cancer if their reproductive organs are left alone. Uterine infections and prostate issues are also a common problem in animals that have not been spayed or neutered. They may also be more aggressive or more likely to escape your home and roam around the area to find a mate.

2. You save money

Any related health issues that come up as a result of not spaying or neutering your pet eventually become issues that will cost money to fix. Pets that don’t undergo this procedure tend to have pent-up energy or frustration, which they may then take out on your furniture. Save yourself the hassle of covering up their damage or replacing your chairs constantly by getting them spayed or neutered.

On top of that, if your female pet ends up having babies, you’ll also find yourself spending money on more pet food and any other necessities to ensure the health of your new litter of puppies or kittens.

3. Your community benefits from the procedure too

By taking your pets to get spayed and neutered, you prevent unwanted strays and runaways from roaming around your community — which ends up protecting your family and your pets as well.

Many people with unplanned puppies or kittens end up leaving them somewhere to fend for themselves. Over time, these animals can become bolder and aggressive as they scavenge for food and shelter around your neighborhood.

Strays can get into your backyard or trash cans, and may even cause car accidents as they cross the street. Others may resort to killing other animals in order to survive, and this can lead to them attacking pets or people over time as well.

Contact Beech Lake Animal Hospital today

If you’re looking for spay and neuter services you can trust, turn to our team for unparalleled service and care for your furry best friends. We’ve been a mainstay of the Lexington community since 2000, and since then we’ve helped pet families of all shapes and sizes find the care they need for their pets.

In addition to general medicine and surgery needs, our hospital also offers boarding, daycare, and grooming services — we’re the team you can count on to take care of your pet just as well as you do.

Interested in bringing your pet in for a visit?

Contact us using the form on our website to schedule your appointment today! Otherwise, if you have pressing questions or concerns, you can reach us directly by calling (731) 967-0090.