Spaying or neutering your pet is essential for its health and general well-being. There is already an overpopulation of cats and dogs, so it is important to make sure that your pet does not contribute to overpopulation or stray pets. Unfortunately, about 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters each year. Not only does spaying or neutering help with population control, it also has a lot of surprising benefits.

Spaying females before their first heat cycle can help drastically reduce or even eliminate the risk of breast cancer and uterine cancer, while also preventing uterine infections. Neutering males greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors, and prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland. Please call our office today to learn more about why it is essential to spay or neuter your pets.