Pets enrich our lives by giving us joy, companionship, and unconditional love. At Precious Paws Animal in Tampa, FL, we offer a variety of services, including spaying and neutering, to improve your pet’s health and well-being. Before visiting us, learn more about these procedures below:
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet
Spaying and neutering is encouraged by veterinarians across the country for many reasons. Most animal shelters already face a problem with overcrowding, which means unwanted pets could be put to death. With spay and neuter surgery, your cat or dog is sterilized and it prevents unwanted litters and saves pet lives.
Spaying and neutering can also reduce aggressive behavior in your pet. Your feline won’t make noises throughout the night and your canine won’t be risking a fight with another animal. Sterilizing your pet also eliminates its risk of developing reproductive cancer or uterine infections that can threaten its health and life. In addition, pets that are spayed and neutered live longer and experience fewer health problems that those that are not.
When to Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Female dogs should typically be spayed around six months of age, prior to their first heat cycle. This being to decrease chances of mammary cancer. While cats can be spayed as early as 8 to 10 weeks, it’s typically performed around 4-6 months old. Dogs can be neutered as early as 6 months of age, however if they are a large or giant breed dog we would recommend 12-18 months of age. Before setting a date for surgery, our vet will examine your pet to ensure its health is in good condition for the procedure.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
At Precious Paws Animal Hospital in Tampa, FL, we offer spaying and neutering to keep your cat or dog happy and healthy. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule your appointment, contact our office at (813) 755-3855 today. When you need a veterinarian near me, we look forward to assisting you!