Veterinarians the world over agree—having your pet spayed or neutered early on in life is one of the best things you’ll ever do for their health. Here, your Ellicott City, MD veterinarian tells you about three of the reasons why.

 

Health Benefits

Spaying or neutering your pet eliminates the risk of genital cancers, and other cancer types (breast, prostate, etc.) are far less likely to occur in pets who have had the procedure performed. Even urinary tract infections and other common ailments aren’t as likely to be diagnosed in pets who have been spayed or neutered.

 

Behavioral Benefits

Pets who remain intact are far more likely to exhibit house soiling, urine spraying, aggression, loud vocalization, attempted escape, digging, chewing, scratching, and other undesirable behaviors. Avoid or lessen them initially with the spaying or neutering procedure.

 

The Greater Good

The broader benefit of spaying or neutering your pet is helping to control the homeless pet population by avoiding unplanned litters. Every year, millions of pets go homeless or must be euthanized because there aren’t enough families to take them. Don’t contribute to the problem!

 

Talk to your Animal Hospital Ellicott City, MD for more information on spaying and neutering your pet.