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Posted on 03-09-2017
The decision to spay your female pet is easier once you know the benefits of having your pet “fixed.” Getting your pet spayed prevents her from going into heat and from getting pregnant with a litter. Our veterinarian at Solomon’s Veterinary Medical Center would like you to know that getting your pet spayed is one of the best things you can do for the health of your animal companion and the comfort of your family.
The decision to spay benefits your pet in many ways, and our Solomons vet feels it is important for all pet owns to know about these benefits.
Spaying your pet prevents her from going into heat, so she does not exhibit many of the behaviors associated with the heat cycle. Spaying your cat will prevent her from calling males to your residence; male cats can spray the side of your house or damage your property in other ways.
Spaying reduces your pet’s desire to roam, and this can save her life. Roaming pets are at increased risk for getting hit by a car, becoming lost, getting into fights, or finding other mischiefs.
Getting your pet spayed can also reduce the risk of disease and, in some cases, even save her life. Females can still get all the health benefits for cancer protection as long as you spay before the 2nd heat cycle but if owners want to spay to avoid heat cycles altogether it is OK to do so. Spaying your female pet can reduce her risk of mammary gland infections and tumors. The spay procedure involves removal of the animal’s ovaries and uterus to prevent ovarian and uterine cancer. Spaying your four-legged friend before her first heat cycle provides the best protection against these diseases.Having your pet spayed also prevents pregnancies to reduce the number of unwanted kittens or puppies in your community.
Our Solomons veterinarian can spay your pet to prevent unwanted animals, reduce her risk of cancer and tumors, and decrease her desire to roam.
When you have made the decision to spay your pet, contact Solomons Veterinary Medical Center. Our veterinary clinic is conveniently located at 13860 H.G. Trueman Rd in Solomons, MD. Make an appointment to get your dog or cat spayed by calling (410) 326-4300.
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