Once your pet has completed their puppy and kitten vaccinations, the Glenwood Pet Hospital team recommends spaying and neutering all pets when they are 6-8 months old. We know every pet is different, and your veterinarian can provide recommendations tailored to your pet’s specific needs. These procedures offer dogs, cats, and other exotic pets various health and behavioral benefits which can help maintain their quality of life.
Schedule spay and neuter surgery for your companion at Glenwood Pet Hospital today!
How Can My Pet Benefit from Spay or Neuter Surgery?
Spay and neuter surgeries can prevent more serious health problems while providing various benefits to your pet and improving their quality of life. Pets who are spayed or neutered are known to live longer as the procedure reduces the urge to roam and increases your pet’s safety. Additional advantages include:
- Prevents various health problems such as the enlargement or infection of the prostate gland and eliminates the risk of testicular cancer
- Reduces hostile or destructive behavior including spraying and mounting, making for a more affectionate pet
- Inhibits the unpleasant experience of painful heat cycles
- Prevents pyometra, a deadly uterine infection, and mammary cancer
Did you know sterilizing your pet can also help reduce the homeless pet population in Erie, PA? Millions of homeless pets currently occupy overcrowded shelters and about 1.5 million animals are euthanized each year due to lack of suitable homes. Having your pet spayed or neutered can not only benefit your pet, but also help save the lives of other pets in need and relieve the pressure on local animal shelters. Our team is here to answer any questions about our spay and neuter procedures and provide individualized recommendations to ensure your pet receives the best possible care.