Spay and Neuter Your Pets
There are a lot of unwanted pets that have no home. Animal shelters are crowded. Our veterinarians at Crystal Lake Animal Hospital in Pompano Beach, encourage you to have your new pets spayed or neutered at a young age, or as early as possible. Bring your pet to us for this procedure and the best in veterinary care. Our office has provided veterinary care for the community for over 45 years and an important part of that care involves spaying and neutering pets.
Why Spay or Neuter?
One of the most obvious reasons for spaying and neutering your pets is a large number of unwanted animals around the country. We work with several animal shelters in the Pompano Beach area, and many of them are crowded. Often, people realize they cannot handle a litter of puppies or kittens and they get left at an animal shelter. These animals enter a system that is already over-populated and stretched on resources.
The Health Benefits for Your Pet
There are also some medical benefits for having your pets neutered or spayed. Pets who have had this treatment cannot have offspring, but they will live a longer and healthier life. Female animals won't develop uterine infections and will also avoid certain forms of cancer. Having male animals fixed will keep them from getting testicular cancer and will help with prostate issues.
Benefits in Behavior
Spaying and neutering make for a calmer animal. Females won't go into heat. This means that cats won't be howling and urinating on the floor. Male dogs and cats will be less likely to wander from home in search of the smell of an animal in heat. Many dogs become less aggressive if they have had this procedure done as well.
When to Have It Done
Puppies and kittens can be “fixed” as young as eight weeks if they are healthy. The traditional age is six to nine months, but there are different thoughts on this. You should discuss the issue with your veterinarian and then decide when it is appropriate for your pet.
Will Spaying or Neutering Make My Pet Fat?
Having this procedure will not make your pet overweight. Animals become fat when they eat too much and do not get enough exercise, which is the same for humans. The key to having a fit pet is in their eating and exercise habits. This procedure has no impact on their weight gain or loss.
Spaying and Neutering in Pompano Beach, FL
Call Crystal Lake Animal Hospital today at (954) 941-6680 to schedule an appointment for your dog or cat. We provide spaying and neutering along with a wide variety of veterinary care services for the Pompano Beach area.