Pet Spay Neuter
We understand how important your pet is to your family, which is why we work so hard to offer the best services possible to keep your pet healthy.
Pet Spay Neuter
It prevents unwanted litters, and thereby helps curb animal overpopulation in Toledo, OH, and all across the country. In addition, the surgery boasts many health and behavioral benefits that help our pets live healthier, happier lives. While we primarily perform spays and neuters for dogs and cats, we also offer the service for rabbits and ferrets, too!
A Closer Look at the Benefits of Spay and Neuter Surgery
At Heatherdowns Veterinary Clinic Spay and neuter surgery has benefits not only for your individual pet, but the entire pet community. Here’s how:
Surgery reduces pet overpopulation and shelter crowding.
Unwanted litters often end up at shelters or on the street. Too often, otherwise healthy pets are euthanized simply because shelters have no more room. By spaying and neutering your pets, you help reduce the number of unwanted litters and thereby save innocent lives.
Your pet will be better behaved.
Spayed and neutered cats and dogs are less inclined to exhibit certain behaviors such as roaming in their search for a mate, which could put them in harm’s way. Neutered males are often less aggressive and are less likely to exhibit mounting or urine-spraying behaviors.
Spayed and neutered pets often live longer, healthier lives.
The removal of the uterus and ovaries (spaying) and the testes (neutering) eliminates the risk of certain cancers such as uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. Spayed females are also significantly less likely to develop mammary gland tumors later in life, which are often malignant.
Answers to Some Common Questions
Spay and neuter surgery is a common topic and one that is surrounded by some misinformation. We want to break down any myths or misunderstandings associated with the surgery so you can be fully informed to make the best decision for your pet.