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Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet

Spay & Neuter Your Pets

Veterinarians always want the best for their patients. Here at Animal General in Manhattan, we see many pets with all types of needs. One of our most common recommendations for new pet owners is to spay or neuter their new friend.

Are you unsure if spaying and neutering your pet is the best option? These are three reasons to consider spay and neuter surgery.

Spaying & Neutering Your Pet Is Socially Responsible

Right now, litters and litters of puppies and kittens are cared for in animal shelters. Many were found abandoned or were turned in by pet owners who are not able to take care of so many animals. You can reduce the number of homeless animals in Manhattan by spaying and neutering your pets.

Fixed Pets Have Lower Risks of Health Issues

Spaying and neutering your pets can prevent cancer. Male pets have a lower risk of contracting prostate and testicular cancer. For female dogs and cats, there is a lower risk of uterine cancer and uterine infections.

Pets Experience Fewer Behavioral Issue

Dogs and cats who have been spayed or neutered by a veterinarian tend to be less aggressive. They are more friendly to people and get along well with other animals.

These pets also face fewer instances of wandering. Pets that are in heat or seeking a partner will travel to find them, and even indoor animals are more likely to sneak out if they have not been fixed.

Additionally, male cats are more likely to spray their territory if they are not neutered. While neutering does not completely curb spraying in every cat, it can certainly cut down on the unwanted behavior.

We Offer Spay & Neuter Services at Animal General

At Animal General, we offer spay and neuter services that help keep the Manhattan pet population safe. Call us today to speak with a veterinarian who can help you figure out if this procedure is right for your pet

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