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The Importance of Having Your Pet Spayed or Neutered

Whether you have a kitten, puppy, or a recently adopted pet, it is essential to make sure he or she is spayed or neutered. Veterinarians recommend having your pet spayed or neutered as a safe and effective way of eliminating negative habits and promoting a long and healthy life for your pet. Our team at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach is here to help your pet live a happy and healthy life by providing spay and neuter surgery.   

Your Male Pet Will Behave Better

If you choose to neuter your pet, he is less likely to be territorial. A territorial pet tends to mark his territory on furniture, floors, etc., which can lead to a bad smell in your home. The smell of cat pee is notoriously difficult to get out. Neutering your animal also helps reduce the possibility that he will be aggressive towards other animals and humans.

Your Female Will Not Go into Heat

Spaying female pets ends their heat cycles. After the procedure, your female pet will become less aggressive, and her temperament will improve significantly. She will also not attract other potentially aggressive male animals to your environment.

Your Pet Will Live a Longer, Healthier Life

When you spay or neuter your pet, they are much less likely to have the urge to roam around the neighborhood. This reduces the chance of the pet getting into a fight or being hit by a car. In addition, spaying your pet reduces the chances of the pet developing uterine or breast cancer. Neutering your pet reduces the chance of ovarian and testicular cancer.

Help Your Community 

Stray cats and dogs can cause real problems in local communities. By having your pet spayed or neutered, you are helping make sure the number of strays in the area does not increase. This helps to control the pet population and ensures fewer strays end up in shelters.

Contact Our Long Beach Animal Hospital for Quality Veterinary Care 

If you would like to learn more about spaying or neutering your dog or cat, reach out to us at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital today. Our veterinarians are committed to providing your animal the health care he or she needs. To learn more about our various veterinary services or to schedule your animal’s next appointment, contact our Long Beach staff today. Learn more about how we can maintain your pet’s overall well-being.