Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!
At Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital, we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:
- A pyometra, or uterine infection, which can be life-threatening if not treated with emergency surgery and appropriate antibiotics. Having your female pet spayed is a great way to prevent this terrible illness.
Signs of a pyometra include:
- loss of appetite,
- and sometimes a foul smelling vaginal discharge.
- Approximately 50% of all mammary tumors are cancerous and can spread to other organs in the body. Having your female dog spayed prior to her first heat cycle will dramatically decrease the likelihood of a mammary cancer later in life.
- There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.
- Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.
- Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be decreased with early spaying/neutering.