Spaying Neutering Your Pet

Spaying Neutering Your Pet

When it comes to your pet’s well-being and your financial peace of mind, the decision to spay or neuter is paramount. Here’s why:

Ensuring Longevity and Health

Studies consistently show that spayed and neutered pets live longer, healthier lives. Research from the University of Georgia and Banfield Pet Hospitals reveals significant increases in life expectancy for altered pets compared to intact ones. This is due to reduced risks of various cancers and injuries associated with roaming behaviors in unaltered animals.

Curbing Unwanted Behaviors

Spaying or neutering can greatly diminish undesirable behaviors such as urine-marking, roaming, and aggression. For both cats and dogs, early alteration minimizes the development of these habits, providing a simpler and more effective solution to behavioral challenges.

Saving on Costs

Investing in spaying or neutering now can lead to substantial savings in the long run. The expenses associated with treating reproductive system cancers or injuries from fights between intact animals far exceed the cost of a routine spay or neuter surgery.

Extending Care to Other Pets

It’s not just dogs and cats that benefit from spaying and neutering—pet rabbits also experience health and behavioral improvements from these procedures. By spreading awareness and advocating for accessible spay/neuter services, we can ensure all pets receive the care they need.

Take Action Today!

Contact your veterinarian or local low-cost spay/neuter clinic to discuss scheduling your pet’s appointment. Encourage friends and family to do the same, and advocate for accessible spay/neuter services in your community. Together, we can promote the health and well-being of our beloved pets while making a positive impact on our wallets and our communities.

If Your Dog is Diagnosed With Leptospirosis

Your dog should avoid contact with other dogs for 6 weeks after finishing antibiotic treatment. If you must take your dog to a boarding, grooming, or another facility where there might be other dogs, notify the facility ahead of time that your dog was recently diagnosed with leptospirosis so that they can take special precautions.

Give your dog the full course of antibiotics prescribed by your veterinarian to decrease the amount of time their urine is infectious. If you have additional dogs in your household, discuss potential antibiotic treatment for them with your veterinarian to address potential infections without symptoms.

If you or a family member feel sick, please see your doctor and let them know your dog was recently diagnosed with leptospirosis.