One of the most important surgeries to choose for your pet is spay or neuter surgery. Primarily, these surgeries prevent pregnancy, but they also help by reducing the chance of some cancers and can reduce some aggressive or other unwanted territorial behaviors (spraying, clawing, etc.)

The benefits:

Your furry companion will statistically live a longer, healthier life, and you will experience fewer headaches when raising your pet.

Spaying and neutering also reduces/eliminates:

  • The odds of breast cancer and dangerous uterine infections in females and prostate problems and testicular cancer in males.
  • Frustration in resisting the natural urge to mate. Your companion will be less distracted, more easily trained, and a more content member of your family.
  • The animal’s need to roam in search of a mate will virtually disappear, decreasing the chances that your pet will become lost, get into fights with other animals, or be hit by a car.
  • Messy heat cycles in females and attracting unwanted male strays.
  • The tendency to bite. (Your pet will still be protective of his home and family even after being altered. Aggression is different from protectiveness.)
  • Spraying, wailing, marking territory, or making inappropriate sexual approaches toward people or objects.
  • The extra expense for food or veterinary care in the event of an unexpected litter of puppies or kittens.

Community benefits:

  • Spaying and neutering your pet helps reduce the number of strays and unwanted animals in a community, many of which end up homeless, living life in shelters, or worse.
  • Stray animals get into garbage cans, scare/chase people, cause car accidents, and damage property.
  • Irresponsible or accidental breeding contributes to stray dog attacks and bites.
  • Some stray animals kill or injure wildlife.
  • Millions of your community’s tax dollars are spent every year to provide care for unwanted, abandoned, and neglected animals.

When choosing a pet clinic for a spay or neuter surgery, we know the choices may seem intimidating. Be assured that our staff at Acacia Pet Clinic takes great pride in welcoming all patients, furry and human, into the family with open arms.

For more information on spay and neuter or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (408) 264-6354!