Pet Doctor was started as a low-cost and high quality alternative to traditional spay and neuter clinics. We have been successful because our clinic’s mission is in line with the community’s goal of a healthy pet population. Spay and neuter policies in the US have been associated with lower incidence of euthanasia in overcrowded shelters, the main goal of our society’s pet population control policy. These policies have helped alleviate the stress on shelter resources and the unnecessary and cruel burden of mass euthanasias. If you have been on the fence about spaying or neutering your pet here is a brief run down on some information you may want to consider.
Spaying your pet can have beneficial effects on their health. A female is less likely to be diagnosed with pyometra (fatal infection of the uterus), uterine cancer, and other types of reproductive system cancers such as breast tumors. Poor behavioral tendencies can also be curbed with spaying in both dogs and cats. Spaying a feline will alleviate their need to spray while in heat. For a female pet there is no better way to ensure a longer and healthier life. Research has shown that the lifespan of a spayed pet is twenty three percent longer than their intact counterparts.
A neutered male is less likely to roam away from home and will not engage in territorial fights. It should be noted that neutering alone will not fix all your male canine’s behavioral problems. The best course of action, in conjunction with a neuter procedure, is long lasting and consistent training in a safe and happy environment. Sometimes the behaviors which become habitual are ingrained in an animal and become incredibly hard to change. Neutering an intact male eliminates the chance of testicular cancer and has been associated with a lower risk for prostate cancer.
Pet Doctor has become one of the most reliable places for your pet to get spayed or neutered in the area. There is a misconception that the spay procedure is an easy surgery with little or no negative implications when poorly performed. In actuality, the procedure is invasive and complex. So, it is important to take your animal to Pet Doctor as we have performed thousands of these operations and have become specialized in taking high volumes of surgical procedures daily. Our new surgery suite has allowed us to perform a higher level of medicine that meets the needs of our doctors and staff, with the outcome of a high standard of care for each pet. We look forward to seeing you and your pet so give us a call about setting up an appointment for a spay or neuter. We offer these surgical services Monday thru Friday, each week!