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Posted on 03-17-2017
Numerous studies show that one of the best things you can do for your male cat or dog is to have him neutered, and one of the best places to do so is by our expert veterinarian at Solomons Veterinary Medical Center. Here are the reasons why.
Animal shelters are overflowing; homeless pets wander the streets of towns and cities. In fact, 7.6 million pets end up in animal shelters each year. These pets’ misery is often the result of careless, thoughtless over-breeding of pets who then end up being destitute and euthanized. According to the ASPCA, this astronomical number of homeless animals is indeed due to unplanned litters. However, the good news is that after our vet neuters your pet, he cannot contribute to this endless spiral of suffering and death.
When you neuter your pet, his health benefits enormously. During neuter surgery here at Solomons, our veterinarian removes the testicles which completely prevents your pet from ever getting testicular cancer. In addition, the decrease in his hormone levels greatly reduces the chance of injury or harm from lustful wanderings. Finally, it’s been shown that neutered male dogs live 18 percent longer than their unneutered counterparts.
If you want a calmer, more enjoyable pet, then neutering him is the ticket. Without his hormones, your pet’s drive to seek out willing partners disappears. Likewise, his obnoxious behaviors of spraying or marking are significantly curbed. If your pet is neutered before 4 months of age, his tendency toward aggressive behavior will be prevented.
Our vet at Solomons encourages all pet owners to neuter or spay their pets both for the health of the pet and to contribute to the reduction of unwanted animals. Call us so our veterinarian can schedule neuter surgery for your cat or dog.
Solomons Veterinary Medical Center
13860 H.G. Trueman Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: (410) 326-4300
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