Did you know that one unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 kittens in just seven years? Male dogs, if not neutered, can father puppies who will themselves reproduce at an alarming rate. The solution is visiting Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital for spaying or neutering services by our veterinarians in Bailey, CO. Let’s look at why you should consider having your pet sterilized.
1. Your Pet Lives a Longer, Healthier Life
Spaying or neutering your pet can add years to its life. Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine cancer and significantly reduces the odds of mammary cancer. Neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer. In addition, spayed and neutered pets are less likely to roam, which reduces their exposure to fights, diseases, and vehicle accidents.
2. You Save Money
The cost of spaying or neutering a pet by a veterinarian is much less than raising a litter of kittens or puppies. If you spay or neuter your pet, it is less likely to need expensive medical procedures such as treatment for cancer.
3. You Help Control the Pet Population
There are simply not enough homes for all the animals born each year. Every pet you spay or neuter is one less pet who will end up in an animal shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. shelters nationwide every year. Of those, 3.3 million are dogs, and 3.2 million are cats.
4. Neutered Males are Well-Behaved
Neutering your male pet can help improve his behavior. Male dogs who are not neutered are more likely to mark their territory by urinating in your home. They are also more likely to roam, leading to fights with other animals or getting hit by a car.
Contact Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital in Bailey, CO
If you are considering spaying or neutering your pet, we can help. At Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians can perform the procedure quickly and safely. Call our team today at (303) 838-4677 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.